Mary Ruefle"Although all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet."

Day 30: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle (National Poetry Month)

We made it! Today is the last day of National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). Day 30!

Let’s celebrate with our last inspirational quote from Mary Ruefle. A great bit of perspective for poets:

Today’s Quote

β€œAlthough all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet.”

Mary Ruefle

Books by Mary Ruefle


Poem A Day

the Typewriter Poetry edition

All of April, we’ve been sharing Typewriter Poetry written by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like to be featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry & @typewriterpoetry on Instagram.

Day 30, Poem 30

The poem-a-day gallery continues to grow! Take a peak at the Daily Typewriter Poetry post to read featured typewriter poetry.

National Poetry Month Writing Quotes

Here’s a selection of all the #NaPoWriMo inspirational writing quotes.

Support Typewriter Poetry

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Donate to Tupelo Press


For 2016’s #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. You can read the collection of poetry I volunteered to write for the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. 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’ll be a patron of the arts!


suck myself out the heart i give it back

Enjoying the work I’ve been steadily producing for National Poetry Month? It’s for my upcoming art book, suck myself out the heart i give it back. You can watch my artistic process unfold at