TODAY

Friday, August 1

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Book Club
« Goreyesque Wants Your Edward Gorey-Inspired Writing and Artwork The CPLF Junior Board Takes the Library by Storm »

Poetry Tue Apr 01 2014

A Poem A Day: National Poetry Writing Month Gets Underway

Rejoice, ye wordsmiths, for National Poetry Writing Month, is upon us! Founded by Maureen Thorson, as an offshoot of National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), NaProWriMo is an annual project, spanning the month of April, in which participating poets strive to write a poem a day. The site hosts hundreds of participants and their entries, as well as posts prompts for inspiration, and features poems and presses of the day throughout the project's run.

NaPoWriMo, or "30/30", is a challenging exercise for novices and veterans, but one Chicago (by way of Detroit) poet, Stephanie Lane Sutton, is helping to make it a little easier. Sutton created NATIONAL POETRY WRITING MONTH: 30/30, a forum that "offers a private, user-driven space to promote accountability for daily writing. Additionally, this is a place for poets to connect to an online community and support each others' writing." Poets of all levels are welcome, but please note that users must register to view and/or content.

A little background on the forum's founder: Sutton's poems have been featured in Button Poetry, elimae, The Legendary, Yes Poetry Magazine, and others. Her first full-length manuscript was a finalist in the Write Bloody Publishing Author Competition '13. She teaches poetry to teenagers in Chicago Public Schools and is a member of the inaugural Spoken Word Educators Cohort at Concordia University. She also co-founded and runs the West Side School for the Desperate, a "radical art collective for young and emerging artists."

If you are ready to take up the gauntlet--or quill--you can submit your site here to NaPoWriMo organizers. There are also several local festivities planned to promote poetry and motivate poets; here are a few of your options:

 

Add a Comment




Please enter the letter h in the field below:



Live Comment Preview


Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="http://blahblahblah.com">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

Gapers Block presents Tuesday Funk, Chicago's ecclectic monthly reading series.

 

Events

Sat Aug 2 2014
You're Being Ridiculous @ Mary's Attic

Tue Aug 5 2014
Tuesday Funk @ Hopleaf



About GB Book Club

Book Club is the literary section of Gapers Block, covering Chicago's authors, poets and literary events. More...

Editor: Miden Wood, miden@gapersblock.com
Book Club staff inbox: bookclub@gapersblock.com

Archives

 

 Subscribe in a reader.

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15

Newsletter

Sign up for our free email newsletter I Star Chi and get a weekly round-up of the best of Gapers Block, plus our picks for must-do events each weekend!

istarchi

Preferred format    Preferred format