Create Art Podcast NaPoWriMo 2024 National Poetry Writing Month Day 11

National Poetry Writing Month Day 11

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:
NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.

Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.

Prompt for today

Finally, our optional prompt for the day honors the “ones” in the number 11. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write either a monostich, which is a one-line poem, or a poem made up of one-liner style jokes/sentiments. Need inspiration? Take a look at Joe Brainard’s poem “30 One-Liners” or Frank O’Hara’s “Lines for the Fortune Cookies.”

Poem for Today

Things The South Taught This Yankee 

11 April 24 


If offered a beer, you drink it, even if you hate beer because you don’t turn down hospitality 

It’s always bigger in Texas, whatever it is 

Armadillos that you run over are funnier in sombreros and cans of the beer that you hate, take a picture 

Playing Me and Bobby magee and breaking out into the Peanuts theme song is only done in Mexican bars 

Don’t mess with Texas 

Not all who live in Texas are bigoted christians, some are as heathen as you are 

Remember the Alamo, and watch out for Ozzy’s piss and freshly chewed bat heads 

The bigger the belt buckle the smaller the dick 

Everyone is armed, don’t start a fight 

Y’all ain’t from here is a warning shot 

Grits made with cherries are delicious 

Pickled Okra is a food group 

I am more man that you could ever be and more woman than you could ever have 

This ain’t Burger King, you get it my way or you don’t get the damn thing 

North Carolia: 

Maddog and nighttrane make for an interesting morning 

Don’t go into an Airborne bar unless you are Airborne 

Outer Banks = OBX, don’t ask why, there isn’t an airport there 

Anything you can do I can do better, hold my beer  

Say it with me FayetteNam 


The war of Northern Aggression 

If you ain’t from here you are a carpet bagger 

You are not a resident unless you were born here, don’t care if you pay taxes 

Its’s a commonwealth not a state 

95 is a parking lot 24-7 

The City of Fredericksburg is also a county 

Copper heads, peepers, feral ponies and camels being stolen from estranged partners 

Driving while black is still enforced 


Oklahoma State trooper not a Texas Ranger, and you will address me as such 

The land that God hated 

The top of the hill is all sunny, the bottom of the hill is where God is angry 

This isn’t Texas 

Your broken down car’s interior has been set aflame, 3 of your tires and your spare have been removed and your car is on blocks, who did you piss off 


Ammo and Capuchino 

The Arch is not a sign for McDonalds 

Kansas City lives here 

We pulled you over to find out if that eyebrow piercing hurt 

I used to suck off all the guys in my army barracks, wanna go to the rest stop and let me suck you off or maybe come back to my place 

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1 thought on “National Poetry Writing Month Day 11”

  1. Well, having grown up in Tennessee but been in Michigan for almost 40 years, I could really appreciate this post. I had to read all the way through it.

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