April is National Poetry Month, and I am very excited to get back into a groove with this blog. I can’t wait to share with y’all what I have planned for this month!
For one thing, I’m finally in a poetry class again. It feels so good to be back on a set routine for writing poetry. Not to mention, I really like my professor. I took her course on Intro to Creative Writing back in the fall and was inspired to continue onto her intermediate course, Creative Writing-Poetry. Her name is Ashley Colley. She’s been featured in a few different poetry collections before, although I could only really find one of her works, “A Form for Dave” published in CutBank in 2012. She’s really neat, she has a series of poems about cows that she does in full cow costume.
30 Day Poetry Challenge
This month, I’m going to try and challenge myself to write a poem every day for April. I’m already behind, yikes! I chose a daily prompt already, which I guess is better than nothing. I’m actually adapting a prompt a bit, as I found a 30-day journal prompt from Elizabeth McNair at Life of Lovely. McNair is known on the Internet (especially on Pinterest) for her monthly journal prompt series she made in 2015. Here’s the list for April:
- Your biggest dream
- What place do you consider your home?
- What are you most grateful for?
- The most important qualities in a friend
- One thing you need to stop doing
- One thing you need to start doing
- How are you feeling today?
- Three things you and your best friend have in common
- Your life story in five sentences
- A place you have never visited
- How important is fame?
- What is a “perfect” day?
- How do you make decisions?
- Describe kindness
- 10 things you should always have
- The word you overuse
- A pun
- How would you like to be described?
- Your favorite song to sing
- Would you like to know about the future?
- How do you show people you care?
- Your last important decision
- Something that is always easy for you
- A motto to live by
- Happiness is…
- Organized or messy?
- A recent compliment
- Where you want to be
- A happy moment
- Your preferred method of communication
There are my prompts! This is going to be quite the undertaking, especially with school and life and everything. I’m willing to give it a try though, especially since I have that motivation that comes with every new month and new quarter.
I plan to upload the poem for the prompt one day late, simply because I need to actually revise them.
Other than those two main things, I’m going to be reading and studying poetry for my class and I might end up posting here and there to gush about a poet or write about a skill I’ve recently learned. I’m excited!