Inspirational Quote for National Poetry Month 2016

Day 3: National Poetry Month 2016

Typewriter Poetry

Welcome to Day Three of National Poetry Month 2016!

More typewriter poetry curated on the @typewriterpoetry Instagram:



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Do you have a piece to share? Tag it with @typewriterpoetry (Instagram) or #npm16 (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

suck myself out the heart i give it back

For #npm16, I’m working on a poetry series which is part of a larger project: an art book called “suck myself out the heart i give it back.”


Today’s piece was inspired by an ecopoetics eco-elegy panel at AWP. If you’re curious, I write a brief backstory about it on my website (“03 : suck myself out the heart i give it back”).

Inspirational Poetry Quote

Today’s inspirational writing quote comes from Lucille Clifton. I’m a fan of her odes to the female body, particularly the poems which consider the complexities of menstruation.

Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.

Lucille Clifton