Inspirational Quote for National Poetry Month

Day 4: National Poetry Month 2016

Typewriter Poetry National Poetry Month

Welcome to Day Four of National Poetry Month! What poem are you working on, today?

As you know, quite a few of us are writing a poem a day this month in honor of #NationalPoetryMonth. In fact, I’m fundraising on behalf of Tupelo Press. They run the 30/30 Project, which is an all-year monthly round of writing a poem a day.

If you’re enjoying the work I produce this month for the art book, suck myself out the heart i give it back, I encourage you to donate in my name to Tupelo Press. 100% of proceeds go to their literary press, and it’s tax-deductible.

Daily Typewriter Poetry

Here’s today’s batch of typewriter poetry, curated on the @typewriterpoetry Instagram.






Do you have a piece to share? Tag it with @typewriterpoetry or #typewriterpoetry.

suck myself out the heart i give it back

April 4th, 2016


Today’s poem was inspired by my time in The Forest, and our impromptu women writers’ workshops.

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.

If you’re curious, I wrote a brief backstory about today’s poem: 04 : suck myself out the heart i give it back

You can view the entire collection here.

Inspirational Poetry Quote

Today’s inspirational writing quote comes from John Fowles.

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.

John Fowles


2 thoughts on “Day 4: National Poetry Month 2016

  1. billimarie, it’s been awhile…have really enjoyed all poems above, yours included of course…a poem a day for a month…not sure if i could do it…pressure, like mother used to, “don’t forget to make your bed”, or homework, or being punctual…but no, i’m sure it’s fun…

    1. Glad to hear from you, John! Thanks for reading & sharing your thoughts…it’s been a goal of mine for a while to share other people’s typewriter poetry on the blog, I figured April being National Poetry Month is the perfect time.

      The pressure is certainly not the most fun I could be having, haha…but it keeps me honest 🙂 You can always do something low-pressure; a poem here or there is better than no poem at all 😀

      I think you might like this: I’ve been incorporating poetry into some of my paintings. I’ll send you an email once the chaos of National Poetry Month is over.

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