National Poetry Month

Wow, it has been a LONG time since I’ve logged in! Nothing incredibly exciting happened while I disappeared. My life has consisted of work, school and writing. I have been writing a lot and it feels absolutely fantastic! (Oh, and my sister’s dog had his anal glands removed. He just had the sutures taken out today. I’m dogsitting this weekend and he keeps looking up at me with these big, sad doggy eyes that make me want to pick him up and hug him forever and ever and ever!)

But, anyway. I thought I’d share a little about me as a writer. At heart, I’m a fiction writer. I have loved telling stories since I was a little girl and fiction will always be my one true love. However, during my studies at the University, I also developed a love for poetry. I always had an interest in poetry but never really considered myself to be cut-out for poetry writing. When I learned that the TA of my American Lit. class was going to be teaching a poetry writing class, I decided it was time to try it out. It wet my appetite for poetry and when it came time for my senior seminar (which I took last semester) it came in handy, as the creative writing workshop was poetry. It was a fantastic class and I was bit by the bug. Lately, though, I haven’t been writing much poetry.

So, I’m taking on the challenge to write one poem a day throughout the month of April. If you’re interested in taking on the challenge with me but are worried about running out of material, check out Not Without Poetry. They will be posting a prompt each day. Come on, you can do it! I believe in all of us!

Let’s pick up our pens and start writing!

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