Create Art Podcast NaPoWriMo 2024 National Poetry Writing Month Day 25

National Poetry Writing Month Day 25

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

Last but not least, here’s our optional prompt for the day. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the “Proust Questionnaire,” a set of questions drawn from Victorian-era parlor games, and adapted by modern interviewers. You could choose to answer the whole questionnaire, and then write a poem based on your answers, answer just a few, or just write a poem that’s based on the questions. You could even write a poem in the form of an entirely new Proust Questionnaire.   

Poem for Today

How I Want To Die 

25 April 24 

That depends on when you ask me 

The typical high schooler trying to escape their history 

Then a gun to the head 

If you are asking the spiked haired, leather jacket wearing, dangling earrings punk rock 18-year-old 

In a blaze of glory 

If you are asking the morose warrior poet smoking weed 13 times a day 

He’d want to go out sleeping and continue the deep sleep of death 

If you are asking the Avant garde grad student with a boulder on his shoulder 

Slicing of the wrists comes to mind 

If you ask the homeless philosopher 

Then a bottle of pills seems about right 

If you are asking the man who left Chicago and all his friends for what he called love 

Then a bomb strapped to his chest over a bridge carrying thousands of travelers 

But if you ask me today 

At home 

In my bed 

With my loved ones in the next room 

No tears 

No sadness 

I’d rather be left as the traveler I am 

As my spirit animal demands 

A few words of encouragement spoken to me 

From someone I respect 

A send off into the other lands 

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