Thursday, April 09, 2009
I’m doing the NaPoWriMo challenge for the fifth year in a row, thirty poems in thirty days of April. I’ve been dragging myself from bed extra early each morning. So far so good: some very promising drafts, some throwaway ones. The first batch each contain a corrupted line from Gerard Manley Hopkins. I’ve just moved onto a few ‘Underwood poems’. I plan also to write a few ‘nocturnes’, and no doubt I’ll churn out a few bits of nonsense on days when inspiration entirely deserts me. I also plan, at some point in the month, to write thirty poems inside thirty minutes, a high pressure, high speed act of idiocy. I might even post the result to this blog, possibly as a warning to anyone tempted to follow suit.