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Poetry: April 05, 2017 Issue [#8213]

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 This week: It's NaPoWriMo Time!
  Edited by: eyestar~
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
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About This Newsletter

*Fairy* Hello, I am happy to be back as a guest editor! April is NaPoWriMo Month! Find out why and how it all works!

Be inspired to write a poem!

"I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right."
~Maya Anjelou

'I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.'
~ Bob Dylan

"If you canā€™t be a poet, be the poem".
~ David Carradine

"There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it."
~Gustave Flaubert

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Letter from the editor

*Bookopen* Following successful projects like NaNoWriMo, and their Woman's History Month, National Poetry Writing Month was started in 1996 by the Academy for the American Poets. It has become the largest literary celebration of poetry in schools, librairies, publishers with the intent of increasing the appreciation and reading of poetry.
What a fabulous and inspirational notion and more needed today than ever.

The Academy's goals in supporting this event is an effort
*Burstr* to encourage poetry readership year round
*Burstg* to highlight the legacy and ongoing achievement of poets
*Burstp*to assist teachers bringing poetry reading in classrooms
*Bursto*to encourage publications and distribution of poetry
*Burstb* and encourage support for poets

*Smile* In March of 2003 Maureen Thorson, a poet who published the Big Game Books, announced she was doing the project NaPoWriMO. She invited others to join her and the Muse's fire leapt and spread. Now I have even seen GloPoWriMo as an added title! *Laugh**Heart*

Now we celebrate 21 years of NaPoWriMO! *Shock*

How do we play? Simply write a poem a day! *Hotair4*

*Quill* So, fellow poets, let's get active and write poems.

*Balloonp*Celebrate us and all who have come before us! You can find all kinds of activities and prompts online
and right here:
Dew Drop Inn  (18+)
April poem-a-day poetry spot!
#1370829 by Katya the Poet

I completed my first NaPoWriMo here on WDC last year! Great fun and helped me practice my haiku skills. This year I am considering themes on Canada as we are celebrating 150 year birthday in July. Party time! *Balloonp*

*Delight*And hey, you non poets, you can party as well! *Wink* Read or recite your favourite poems, review poetry or books online, share favourite poems during the month in your communications! Have fun and maybe even give poetry writing a try!

Editor's Picks

*Star* My Picks for the Month

Sweet Embrace  (13+)
My first attempt at Cote style poetry
#2116387 by Dark Faery

Assassination of Julius Caesar,  (E)
"Beware of The Ides of March!" Won 2nd place in The Bard's Hall Contest.
#2115966 by JeanniešŸ“

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The Pride of Bradford  (E)
A sonnet about the shameful treatment of the Brontƫ sisters in their home town
#2112864 by Robert Edward Baker

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The Lady and the Dolphins Three  (E)
A Quatern Poem
#2060343 by Lostwordsmith


The Pink Fluffy Unicorn Contest  (E)
The greatest writing challenge on WDC! PINK FLUFFY RESULTS NOW OUT!!! :)
#2113126 by Robert Edward Baker

#1986337 by GeminiGemšŸ’

A Story-Poem Contest!!!  (E)
write a story that is in poetic form. No Prompts new or old! Quill winner!
#2102427 by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv

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*Quill* Inquiring muses want to know. Have you ever played in NaPoWriMo? Did you make it every day? Do you use prompts or free play as the muse inspires? Feel free to answer in a poetic way. *Wink*

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