(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012 “B” better late…..

(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012

“B”   better late….

better late than never?  i hope so!  my intended schedule of  posts for  {inter}national poetry month has had to be adjusted,  beginning with this post.  i had hoped to post this last Friday,  but it is not too late to participate in the online activities listed below.  come on…. join in the fun!

are you interested in doing something to celebrate Poetry Month?  below are a few resources i found:

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Poets.org

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets  in 1996 to enhance and bring attention to the craft and art of poetic expression.  You might wish to read their  “30 Ways to Celebrate.

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Poets.org ~ Poem In Your Pocket Day
26 April 2012

click  HERE   to get all of  the information about Poem In Your Pocket Day ~ you can literally write a poem on a piece of  paper and put it in your pocket;  write a poem on your cell phone;  tweet a poem using the hashtag #pocketpoem; text a poem ~ the idea is to share a poem throughout the day ~ it doesn’t even have to be one YOU wrote ~ you can use your favorite poem by someone else.

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The Heights of  Haiku

Leo at  Haiku Heights  will be hosting his third annual “The Heights of  Haiku” challenge  ~ the premise being to post a haiku or senryu every day in April {or as often as you can.}   click   HERE   for the information and to register.  Leo provides daily prompts and you can link in your poems at Haiku Heights.

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A to Z  April Challenge 2012

while not strictly a poetry challenge, {poets have participated in the past and they welcome poets} for 26 of  the 30 days in April, this challenge is to write a blog post {or poem} with the subject beginning with a letter of  the alphabet  {from A to Z} which allows you for Sundays off  and the freedom to select your own subject/topic.  click  HERE  to get the info about signing up, what letters are scheduled for what dates AND they have lots of  really cool badges to choose from, many of  them animated like the one below.  get creative and combine The Heights of  Haiku prompts with this challenge’s A to Z’s.

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Poetry Prompts at  “On the Way to Somewhere

Rena J. Traxel  is hosting an A-Z Poetry Challenge over at her blog  On the Way to Somewhere.  Starting with the letter ‘A’ on April 1, 2012, write a poem based on that day’s lesson and challenge. There are 26 letters in the alphabet so you will create 26 poems in the month of April. Take Sundays off to revise (except for Sunday, April 1st).  If you have kids get them involved. This challenge is open to everyone…..click   HERE  for more information.

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Share your poems at  “We Write Poems

We Write Poems is offering for you to link your poems at their site throughout the month of  April,  in addition to their weekly Thursday prompts…..click   HERE  to leave the link to your poem  {whether you write one poem a day or one poem in April.}

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NaBloPoMo at BlogHer  Daily Poetry Prompts

April’s theme at NaBloPoMo  {National Blog Post Month}  is  ‘POEMS‘  and they offer a daily prompt.  you don’t have to be a woman to join Blogher  {click  HERE  to join.}  NaBloPoMo offers prompts every day and you can link in your posts at  NaBloPoMoSoup.   click   HERE   to view the prompts.

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Receive A Poem A Day

Receive a poem every day via email from WITS  {Writers in Schools}    click   HERE  to sign up.

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Julie Catherine’s holding a contest

Julie Catherine is holding a Word Whisperer” contest the week of  April 16th  to celebrate Poetry Month, with a personally signed paperback copy of Love Notes romantic poetry anthology as the prize;  as well as her regular monthly Medal of Humor week beginning April 9th.     click   HERE  to go to her blog.

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Amber Decker at Rough Verse has a Giveaway!

Amber Decker is celebrating Poetry Month with a giveaway!  All you have to do is leave a comment on her post telling about the giveaway and you have the entire month of  April to comment.  the winner will receive a box full of poetry-related goodies when the contest is over May 1st.   click HERE  to go to her blog post.

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i am participating in ~

NaBloPoMoSoup

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