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April is Poetry Month - Ready for Our Poem-A-Day Challenge?

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? I have never considered myself to be a poet, but I've learned that writing poetry can be fun. That's why a couple of years ago I participated in Robert Lee Brewer's Poem a Day challenge. It was one of the best decisions I ever made as a writer--and I think it's something you should consider doing too.

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? I have never considered myself to be a poet, but I've learned that writing poetry can be fun. That's why a couple of years ago I participated in Robert Lee Brewer's Poem a Day challenge. It was one of the best decisions I ever made as a writer--and I think it's something you should consider doing too.

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Here are the guidelines to Robert's Poem-A-Day Challenge.

I know it has already started, but you can catch up pretty quickly. To help, I've linked (and will continue to link) to each day of the challenge on this blog post. So feel free to bookmark this page to help you find the day that you need:

Here are links to every day so far:
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 1
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 2
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 3
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 4
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 5
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 6
2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 7
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2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

Thanks again to Robert Lee Brewer for sponsoring this amazing challenge each and every year. If you don't already, be sure to follow him on Twitter. Tell him @BrianKlems sent you. Also tell him that we miss his mustache.

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