Day 12: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

A Poem A Day

The Typewriter Poetry Edition

Nearing the end of Day Twelve for National Poetry Month. Share what you wrote today! Get inspired by today’s fresh batch of typewriter poetry, or visit the Daily Inspiration post to read a quote from Mary Ruefle and a variety of other writers speaking candidly about writing poetry.

Want to see your poem shared on the blog? Submissions is easy! Leave a comment or tag @typewriterpoetry / #typewriterpoetry on your Instagram pictures.

Day 12: Featured Poem

Today’s featured typewriter poetry:


Each day, a poem is featured on the curated @typewriterpoetry Instagram as well as the blog. Be sure to tag @typewriterpoetry / #typewriterpoetry on your Instagram pictures to be featured on the next National Poetry Month round.

Day 12: Daily Batch of Typewriter Poetry

A friend helped me choose today’s batch. Having just come from the beach, we found it pleasantly coincidental ( or not?) that these all centered on the sea…quite literally as well as metaphorically. Enjoy Day 12 of daily typewriter poetry, and tell us what you think!

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suck myself out the heart i give it back

For this year’s National Poetry Month, I’m working on the poetry for my art book, suck myself out the heart i give it back. If you’re enjoying these poems, feel free to read about the concept or view the entire poetry collection.

April 12th, 2016

This poem was inspired by larvae and thinking about the weirdness of “directions” as a concept. Read more about the inspiration behind today’s poem on my blog: 12 : suck myself out the heart i give it back

Donate to Tupelo Press

For #NationalPoetryMonth, I’m fundraising on behalf of Tupelo Press, a small literary publisher. Tupelo’s 30/30 Project is an all-year monthly round of writing a poem a day. Check out their website and read the collection of poetry we’ve volunteered to write.


Enjoying the work I’ve been steadily producing? Let me know! I also encourage you to donate in my name to Tupelo Press. 100% of proceeds go to their literary press, it’s tax-deductible, and you’d be a patron of the arts.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s fresh batch of typewriter poetry for National Poetry Month. Thanks for following the adventure!