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NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 18

Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem in which the speaker expresses the desire to be someone or something else, and...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day Fifteen

Prompt - A poem inspired by stamps. Guernsey Stamps - Chinese New Year Collections Year of the dragon Zhen bang! (Awesome!) Couples wait...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day Sixteen

Prompt: Today, we challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 11

Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write either a monostich, which is a one-line poem, or a poem made up of one-liner style...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 8

Prompt: Today, we challenge you to write a poem that centers around an encounter or relationship between two people (or things) that...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 5

Prompt: Today we’d like you to start by taking a look at Alicia Ostriker’s poem, “The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog.”...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 6 - Weird Wisdom

Today we’d like to challenge you to write a poem rooted in “weird wisdom,” by which we mean something objectively odd that someone told...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 3

Four Haiku Hermit crab - I plough heart-heavy footsteps To the sand Attic room rain drum, Strangley ensconced - Springtime sigh Petals...

NaPoWriMo 2024 - Day 2

Nihon Nihon (Japan Japan) わたし の こころ は まだ にほん に あります (my heart is still in Japan) Sweet autumn scent on the air, Unfamiliar insects cry,...

NaPoWriMo 2024 Day 1

Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write – without consulting the book – a poem that recounts the plot, or some portion of the...

NaPoWriMo2020, Day 5, Poetry Challenge

I'll be honest, I didn't have a form in mind when I wrote today's poem. I just wrote a few lines while sitting in the garden and, looking...

NaPoWriMo2020, Day 4, Poetry Challenge

Day four, and I've cheated. I didn't try a new form of poetry yesterday - having spent so much time learning about the ghazal, I couldn't...

NaPoWriMo 2020, Day 3, Poetry Challenge

It seems that my #NaPoWriMo2020 is doomed to be a day behind throughout the month, as again I'm posting what I wrote the day before. But...

NaPoWriMo 2020, Day 2, Poetry Challenge

Wasn't in the poetry groove until later in the evening, so only uploading my 2nd poem now. Yesterday I tried ekphrastic - poetry that is...

Day One, NaPoWriMo 2020, Poetry Challenge

The beginning, day one. The letter 'a'. Acrostic? But no, I want to focus on trying something new. So I was interested to discover a...

Starting Soon, NaPoWriMo 2020

Not long to go until National Poetry Writing Month 2020. Here's my #NaPoWriMo notebook for this year. If I don't write a poem, the...

NaPoWriMo2020, Poetry Challenge

I did National Poetry Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo) in 2017 and 2018, but last year we were in the manic midsts of buying a house and I was...

First post of 2020

It's been ages since I blogged anything. Ages! Probably something to do with being so busy these days... but here I am at last. I was...

TEFL Classroom Management Video

Hello! So I'm currently working on a personal project (editing a book I wrote a few years ago) to do with teaching, and I found this...

Work in Progress, Magazines and More

Hi everyone! Once again its been a while since I posted, but I've been quite busy! Not only with work, but also with moving house,...

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