For the past two years I have taken November as my own personal poetry month. During the month of November I write at least one poem a day. It started with my interest in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, where individuals write an entire novel during the month of November. I was interested, but intimidated since I have little experience writing fiction. Since I love poetry I thought writing poetry during the month of November would be more to my liking.
The first year, I collected the daily poems into a small book that I self published and gave to my kids for Christmas. Last year I posted each poem here on this blog. This year I will do the same. If you are interested in participating, send along your poems and I will post them here. It’s been a good exercise in creativity over the years.
We will meet next on November 28 and it will be a poetry reading night. You can read your own poetry or bring some good poems that you have read during the month. And yes, I do know that April is National Poetry Month, but I like November better.