Tomorrow (1 April) it begins again:


NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.  Inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), Maureen Thorson, a poet living in Washington, DC, started writing a poem a day for the month of April back in 2003, posting the poems on her blog. When other people started writing poems for April, and posting them on their own blogs, Maureen linked to them. After a few years, so many people were doing NaPoWriMo that Maureen decided to launch an independent website for the project.

This will be my fourth year of participation.  My goal this year is not only to personally write at least one poem a day, but to get my “kids” (the sixteen third graders I teach) writing poetry as well.  I am looking forward to this adventure.  (And I am more than a little nervous!  It feels a bit like jumping off a cliff . . .)

Why don’t you join us?  Check out the official site for more info and DIVE IN!