Sunday, 15 April 2012

NaPoWriMo--the halfway point!

I've written poetry every day for fifteen days now, and I love the feelings it brings--giddiness, satisfaction, pleasure. How are others doing?

20 comments:

  1. Some days are better than others. I find moving between adults' and children's poems helps to stop prevent my seizing up.

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  2. Some days are better than others. I've found that moving back and forth between adults' and children's poems helps prevent my seizing up.

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  3. I'm loving it too. I'll miss it when it's over - though I can't see me carrying on beyond 30 days somehow, but I'll definitely be more hard-working than I was.

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  4. Linda Black6:35 pm

    Just back from the NAWE retreat at Ty Newydd -lovely place - been working on my next manuscript - I edited over 20 poems - around 40 more to go some which need a lot of work - and I did manage to write in my little April notebook everyday so quite pleased!

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  5. Half way already? So it is. I've managed a haiku a day (which I do anyway all year) plus at least one much longer poem. Some are lemons, of course, but some have received what look to be genuinely enthusiastic comments on a few of the forums where I've been posting, so I'll definitely have a dozen or so keepers by the end of the month.

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  6. The past two weeks have been a boon to my work as well. Along with the given pleasures of composition, I've taken to a literary project --the rendering Rilke's New Poems, First Part into an English whose rhyme pattern and prosody are that of the original German--with renewed vigor and interest. And a happy by-product of all this scribbling has the brainstorming happenstance of a couple of book-length ideas that will keep me occupied for another year or so. Here's wishing everyone here another fortnight of good writing!

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  7. Kristina C9:11 pm

    Am I the only one who is finding this damn hard! I delay and delay. But still here.

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  8. I find it's easier to write them in small batches, then post them going back a few days... I'll keep it up for the year, I think, as it's helpful to me to feel "finished" with something for each day.

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  9. it has been hard, but mostly because i was traveling with my family--all together all day. but the feeling that i had to do it and that the poem was the priority has been great. and awful. and great.

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  10. Still keeping up, though I have a business trip to Berlin over the next couple of days, so it'll be trains and planes and hotel rooms. For me, keeping the variety going is vital, so I still keep flipping between formal and informal and page and performance. Even did my first cut-up, a few days back.

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  11. Jenny Martin11:16 am

    Hi Carrie - it's still going well for me, too. Likewise it feels very satisfying. I've just written today's poem and am pleased with it. I definitely feel like a fair few poems from this month could potentially be sent out to magazines/competitions at some stage, and I love that feeling of productivity that may actually get you somewhere.

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  12. I'm still writing the daily poem (since 12/29). I did take one day off. One of my latest poems was published at New Verse News on April 14. Here:
    http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-land-of-free.html
    I'll be sending more out after revision. Time to write today's now.

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  13. Marie Dullaghan2:15 pm

    Difficult! I get some words on paper every day, but they don't qualify as poems. Still, the two 'usable' pieces I've managed is far more than my average fortnightly output! Enjoying the exercise, and the discipline is very helpful.

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  14. Missed a few days when I was traveling but have written more in this month than in any in any other.

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  15. It helped tha that the first week at was at an artists colony, missed a few days traveling, but in all have written more poems in the last month than I have in years at a stretch.

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  16. Channels are open. I actually have an extra poem. My plan, of going with the flow and writing two the next day if I am too busy on a given day, is working nicely. I'll be traveling soon though. We'll see what happens when I'm far away from my desktop. Thus far, I have been composing mostly right on the computer.

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  17. My channels are open. I actually am ahead by one poem. My strategy of going with the flow, writing two if I miss a day, has worked well. I'm about to go on a trip though, so we'll see what happens when I am far away from my desktop. I have been composing right on the computer thus far, so I'll have to return to my notebook.

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  18. Kit Kennedy7:52 pm

    Writing a 'poem" every day and the project continues. No judging; not stress; just play and words come & somewhat affixed to page. For me, your invitation is the key -- a month long project seems a good weight & length to me. Knowing others are writing as well is motivation.
    Thanks, Carrie.

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  19. Reissy7:43 pm

    going well, wrote a poem on the "jupiter sounds" as well, think I have atleast 2 submission worthy.

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  20. It certainly hasn't been a poem a day since I last posted, but I've been quite soft on myself about that as I've been travelling. I've clocked up:

    a fragment based on the Hiberno-English nounverb 'streel', as I was intrigued by possible derivations from German Struwwel and Irish straoille

    a piece of prose with neologisms, based on a bad dream (one of the tp | tp strands is my hag-ridden nightmares: this was a sort of iteration of that with lucid elements).

    3 incomplete workings after Celan

    On Sunday some of this work will get a public outing at this lectureading: http://www.hughlane.ie/all/596-concrete-poetry.

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