NaPoWriMo 2008

Are you in?

Who’s up for writing a poem a day during the month of April?

NaPoWriMo officially begins tomorrow, on April Fool’s day, naturally. This underground event was launched five years ago by poet and blogger Maureen Thorsen. Here’s her recent reflection about the evolution of the project. At this point, it is even branded.



However in a typical poet (i.e. anti-corporate) move, as you can see, the logo options are manifold.

I did this exercise last year and enjoyed it, mostly because of the kind camaraderie involved. I will be using my LiveJournal blog.  Email me if you’d like to link up in LJ land.  I’m compiling a list of participants.

Anne Boyer

Robert Lee Brewer (providing daily prompts to aid and abet!)

Sharon Brogan

Julie Carter

Shanna Compton (if not there, try Bloof)

Catherine Daly

Michelle Detorie

Carrie Ettar

Christa Forster

Susana Gardner

K. Lorraine Graham

Janet Holmes

Geof Huth (vispo!)

Reb Livingston

T.A. Noonan

January Gill O’Neil

Danielle Pafunda (if not there, hanging with Shanna)

Alexis Quinlan

Evie Shockley

Carmen Gimenez Smith

Laurel Snyder

Christine Swint

Maureen Thorsen

Elizabeth Treadwell

Jen Tynes

Tria Wood

Leave me your name and link as a comment below, and I will gladly add you to the list.  If you’re on the list and prefer anonymity, I can arrange that as well!


  1. Hey, Robin. I’m into it! I made up a new form today, dubbed the De Chiriku. Kinda cheesey, but I do love his paintings.
    Thanks for linking us.

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