Poem-a-day in April: Write, Read, Etc.

So I’ve been going out of my way to build excitement about my write a poem-a-day challenge in April. Should be big-time fun for all.

But the Academy of American Poets has announced you can also read a poem-a-day in April. Just go to http://www.poets.org/poemaday, and enter your e-mail address.

Their newsletter claims you can expect work from poets, such as Charles Simic, James Tate, Caroline Knox, Cate Marvin, and many more.

It only took me about 5.6 seconds to sign up. Very fast. Very easy.

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9 thoughts on “Poem-a-day in April: Write, Read, Etc.

  1. Rodney C. Walmer

     First day of summer

    It’s a day every child will eagerly await
    no matter what,
    they just have to keep that date
    when it’s done
    another year will pass
    before there’s a new one
    forced to endure
    another ten months of school
    not so sure
    it’s not so long
    that any one can keep their cool
    gotta be strong
    maybe scam a daily hall pass
    just pretend it’s an emergency
    then raise your hand and ask
    Three o’clock bell rings
    first day’s done
    your heart sings
    that’s day one
    what a bummer
    one hundred and seventy nine more until summer. . .

    ©Rodney C. Walmer 4/1/08 Inspired by poem a day challenge.

  2. Nan Becklean

    April 1, 2008
    By Nan Becklean

    Fools was the theme of today’s New York Times crossword
    And once I saw the puns, it was even easier than usual to solve,
    Mind you, it’s only Tuesday.
    Come Friday, I won’t say that
    Even if I know the theme right off the bat
    And by the way—forget Saturday.
    Sunday is another story where every other week
    I find joy in the acrostic—
    Although I miss Thomas Middleton’s elegance
    His classic exchange of letters
    That made it plain, speaking of fools,
    He was nobody’s.

  3. Crystal

    I make a promise to myself every April to write a poem a day for the entire month and it never pans out. This year, I will succeed. Keep us posted on your progress!


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