Day 19: Inspiration from Audre Lorde (National Poetry Month)

Today’s inspiration comes from the revolutionary gem, Audre Lorde. Audre Lorde Today’s Quote “When you reach out and touch other human beings, it doesn’t matter whether you call it therapy or teaching or poetry.” Audre Lorde Poem A Day the Typewriter Poetry edition All of April, we’re sharing Typewriter Poetry made by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like to be … Continue reading Day 19: Inspiration from Audre Lorde (National Poetry Month)

Day 8: Inspiration from Naomi Shihab Nye (National Poetry Month)

Poem A Day the Typewriter Poetry edition Yesterday, I listened to the music of typewriter keys punching their way through a poem. It’s nice to be on the passive end, once in a while. Being able to just listen to each keystroke blend together in the flurry of inspiration is one of the most satisfying feelings. So often, when we’re the ones writing, we get … Continue reading Day 8: Inspiration from Naomi Shihab Nye (National Poetry Month)

Day 5: Inspiration (National Poetry Month)

For #NationalPoetryMonth, I’m fundraising on behalf of Tupelo Press. I’ve volunteered to commit 30 days of writing poetry for their 30/30 Project. If you’re enjoying my work, give a donation in my name at https://www.tupelopress.org/donate.php. (It’s tax-deductible, 100% of proceeds go to Tupelo Press, and you’ll be a patron of the arts!) Continue reading Day 5: Inspiration (National Poetry Month)

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 … Continue reading Day 4: National Poetry Month 2016

Inspirational Quote for National Poetry Month 2016

Happy National Poetry Month

Typewriter Poetry for National Poetry Month 2016 Today’s the day! Will you be writing typewriter poetry for #npm16? For the curious: read through each day’s typewriter poetry. You can also find inspirational writing quotes associated with each day of the challenge. Day 1 “To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” – Walt Whitman Day 2 “More people than ever are slowly but surely … Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month