At the close of National Poetry Month 2020, I am happy with my participation in events and writing! What did I do?
I participated in two ZOOM sessions of poetry hosted by Bill Arnott and heard participants reading from as far as Australia. A wonderful way to spend two afternoons!
I also joined the Poet’s Corner for a fabulous evening of readings! So many talented local poets!
I also learned about ‘The Art of Fresh Imagery in Poetry’ from Meghan Stirling, hosted by Jacob Jans and Authors Publish. There were over 260 people watching and they were participating from all over the world. Great inspiration for editing one of my poems! Thank you for the support.
And… I participated in the CV-2 2-Day-Poem Contest where the 10 words were: palm, embank, sheer, wrest, lacuna, whizzed, runny, mustard, balter, and nubivagant. I know, you are thinking that the stumbling blocks for creativity were nubivagant and balter. But, I am so glad I had ‘The Child’ to keep me calm while writing for 48 hours to produce a poem, as it was actually whizzed and runny that caused me grief. According to a twitter poll on the weekend of the contest, runny was considered the hardest word.
I also applied for a position to edit a poetry anthology. No word on that one, yet. But I am ever hopeful! I also am a participant in a Facebook group called the Quarter Crazy Marathon set up by folks who participate in the Poetry Marathon so we can prepare for the gruelling event in June! This month, I learned about a new form from them called the NONET. Even though National Poetry Month is over, I have plenty of ideas to work with in the coming months, including trying my hand at this new form!