What’s In My Gratitude Journal: NaPoWriMo

I’m participating in National Poetry Writing Month, NaPoWriMo, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Today’s poem was inspired by a prompt at Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s blog, The Poem Farm (plus a little help from William Stafford’s “What’s In My Journal“): I know many people who keep thankful journals.  Some call them gratitude journals.  These are books for…

A New Writing Challenge: A Daily Poem

I’ve decided to tackle a new writing challenge in April: NaPoWriMo. April is National Poetry Month, which means it’s also National Poetry Writing Month. I don’t write poems. Ever. Except I wrote several for the March Slice Challenge. I couldn’t quite bring myself to call them poems. They were “kind of sort of poems.” They…

Reflections on #nerdlution

If you have no idea what #nerdlution is, check out Christopher Lehman’s FAQs and Katherine’s explanation. My #nerdlution is to read more poetry. For 50 days, I’ve committed to reading at least one poem a day. It turns out that I was right in my theory about poetry being like potato chips: it really is hard…