Thursday 29 April 2010

National Poetry Month comes to a close

and there's no way I'll have 30 poems completed. I have, however, written more than I would have otherwise, and played around with form more than I have in a while, so I'm grateful for the poem a day exercise for those benefits. Others?


  1. It's been good exercise, though I do rely on the same triggers for getting started and should try some different ones. Five blank days in the notebook up to today - on three of those I've worked on a translation instead of a new poem. One of the poems early in the month I wanted to keep working on and have sent out, probably too soon but never mind. I think that did benefit from following on some translation work, it gets you outside yourself. The other poems - well, I'll discover whether they're any use when I get round to typing them up.

  2. Anonymous9:59 pm

    two to go to make 30 - and the month isn't over until midnight on Friday - so I think I'll reach goal! it's been a lot of fun - thank you Carrie!

  3. It seems a terrible thing to admit, but I succeeded. Though the months of revision start now.

    One piece is dedicated to the idea, and the people involved. I was going to send it to your site, but wasn’t sure how to do it. Instead I’ve put it on my blog:

    And May? Wow!