Happy National Poetry Month!

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It’s April and that means it’s National Poetry Month! I have celebrated every year since 2010, except for last year, by writing and posting a Haiku a day. I didn’t do it last year because I was tired, worn out, and felt too busy. This year, all those feelings are still present, mostly due to big life transitions (new job, new house—great things, but overwhelmingly all-consuming and energy sapping). But I’ve decided I’m not letting those things get in the way this year. I made a promise to myself that I would do a better job cultivating a writing practice and habit this year, thanks to the wonderful Sarah Whitten’s “Renew Your Creative Voice” ecourse. Committing to National Poetry Month is part of that for me. So here we go.

If you’re looking for a bit of writing inspiration yourself, I noticed that OSU Cascades Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing is doing a Weekly Writing Challenge for the month of April. So exciting! This week’s is entitled “Poetry, & the Calculus of Micro Brewing”. Sounds like too much fun to pass up, right? I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Emily Carr at this year’s Wordstock and I have a feeling the month’s writing prompts will continue to be super creative and fun. Happy poetry y’all and watch for Haiku from yours truly!