NaPoWriMo 2022 ~ Day 30

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Another NaPoWriMo draws to a close. There will be a post tomorrow to feature participants, but that’s it – the last day.

I wanted to post but have been busy today and will write a Sunday Cento. Napo is hard to stay on top of whilst you work and I will write the 2 remaining poems and update the posts.

I hope you have all enjoyed this month as much as I have! Kudos to your writing arm and wild imaginations!

Read the full post here.

Today, we have another trio of featured participants. First up, here’s Backwoods Walking‘s lyrical and nostalgic response to Day 29’s “gifts” prompt, and second and third, rather humorous responses from Graham Parker’s Poetry and Poetic Inquiry for Beginners.

Our final featured online magazine is Freeze Ray, which specializes in poems about pop culture. From their most recent issue, I’ll point you to Thomas Fucaloro’s “Into the Spider-verse Deleted Character: Charles Baudelaire Parker, the Loathsome Spiderman” and Heather Knowles’ “Wow (Or, the Time I Served Owen Wilson Coffee).”

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a cento. This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems. If you’d like to dig into an in-depth example, here’s John Ashbery’s cento “The Dong with the Luminous Nose,” and here it is again, fully annotated to show where every line originated.

Happy writing!

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