Sunday 1 April 2012

National Poetry Month begins!

Here's the list of those joining me in trying to write a poem a day for the month of April:

1. Joanne Limburg, Cambridge, UK
3. Aisling Tempany, Cardiff
4. Daniel Luff, Bath
5. Claire Lerpinière, near Bath
6. Natalia Spencer, Bristol
7. Jennifer K. Dick, Mulhouse, France
8. Reiss McGuinness, Bath and Sheffield
9. Kit Fryatt, Dublin
10. Cat Conway, London
11. Barbara Marsh, Hackney
12. Marthe Reed, Lafayette, Louisiana
13. James "J.P." Pavett, Bath, Somerset and Ferndown, Dorset
14. Katy Wilson, Bath
15. Alex Clere, Bath and Tamworth
16. Isobel Armstrong, Southampton
17. Jenny Martin, Great Bookham, Surrey
18. Kathryn Simmonds, London
19. John Wheway, Bath
20. Kristina Close, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham
21. Tom Weir, Leeds
22. Kenny Campbell, St Andrews
23. Samantha Boarer, Bath and Newton Abbot
24. Matt Haw, Bath
25. Abigail Maskill, Halifax and Bath
26. Laura Hill, Borehamwood and Bath
27. Katherine Frost, Folkestone and Bath
28. Connie Voisine, Belfast, Ireland
29. Frank Dullaghan, Dubai, UAE
30. Dikra Ridha, Bath
31. Libby Walkup, Chicago
32. Jack Tinmouth, Whitchurch, Bristol
33. Simon McCormack, Bournemouth
34. Ginny Wiehardt, Brooklyn, NY
35. Éireann Lorsung, Nottinghamshire
36. Charlotte Owen, Bath
37. Emily Maycock, Newton St Loe
38. Laura Burns, Bristol
39. Mark Olival-Bartley, Munich, Germany
40. Simon Williams, South Devon, UK
41. Peter Daniels, London
42. Sarah Rudston, Bath
43. Zoe Howarth-Lowe, Bath
44. Rob A. Mackenzie, Edinburgh
45. Violet Echo Dahl, Bath and Oxford
47. Graham Burchell, Dawlish
48. Sharon Larkin, Cheltenham
49. Bob Walton, Bristol
50. Diana Gittins, Exeter
51. Lucy Sixsmith, Bath
52. Lily Kerfoot, Dartmoor and Bath
53. Sarah Lariviere, Paris
54. Nathan Say, Las Vegas
55. Jason Mark Curley, London
56. Hazel Hammond, Bristol
57. Valeria Melchioretto, London
58. Susan Taylor, Dartmoor, Devon
59. Sarah Law, London
60. Melissa Studdard, Houston, Texas
61. Eileen Moeller, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
62. Kit Kennedy, San Francisco, California
63. Joan Mazza, Mineral, Virginia
64. Marie Dullaghan, Dubai, UAE and Essex, UK
65. Charlotte Owen, Bath and Bradford, Yorkshire
66. Michelle Boisseau, Virginia, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri
67. Ben Hall, Bath
68. Scott Lutz, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
69. Louise Stephens Alexander, Edinburgh
70. Kimberly Campanello, Dublin
71. Siobhán Campbell, Washington, D.C.
72. Linda Black, London

I'll post a message asking 4-5 days asking how people are progressing, how the process is affecting the creative process, etc., and I'd be grateful for your responses.


  1. Can I join in too? Love this idea. I'm Louise Stephens Alexander, Edinburgh

  2. Linda Black7:36 pm

    Hi Carrie can you add me too! x

  3. Is it too late to join? I've been writing (mostly) daily. Will work to catch up. Today's the 20th but ... what do you think?

    (I met you in Chicago at a reading I did w/ Michelle B, Siobhan Campbell, and Marilyn Kallet.)

    best, Patricia