Create Art Podcast NaPoWriMo 2024 National Poetry Writing Month Day 29

National Poetry Writing Month Day 29

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

And now for our optional prompt. If you’ve been paying attention to pop-music news over the past couple of weeks, you may know that Taylor Swift has released a new double album titled “The Tortured Poets Department.” In recognition of this occasion, Merriam-Webster put together a list of ten words from Taylor Swift songs. We hope you don’t find this too torturous yourself, but we’d like to challenge you to select one these words, and write a poem that uses the word as its title.

Poem for Today


29 April 24 

The chip on my shoulder 

Grew legs and wings 

And started to strangle me 

It fed me regurgitated lies 

And was my sole source of nourishment 

The weight on my shoulders got so bad 

That I stooped when I walked 

My head was always down 

I was focused on what was behind me 

Instead of the path before me 

I felt comfortable 

I felt safe in my solitude 

I felt good that I would be the harbinger of my destruction 

But then I got tired of being tired 

I got tired of having the weight I didn’t need 

I saw others who didn’t struggle like I did 

And I wanted what they had 

So, I stopped eating the food 

I pried off the wings and feet 

And I threw the bird off my shoulders 

I was able to leap 

I was able to find new food 

I was able 

My back straightened 

My steps increased 

And I was able to do more 

Be more 

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