Calling All Poets for the April PAD Challenge

Monday, March 30, 2009
By Jill Earl

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." - Plutarch

April is National Poetry Month and if you’re looking for a way to develop or sharpen your skills, take a look at the Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge. Writer’ editor Robert Lee Brewer issued this challenge for the first time last November on his Poetic Asides blog and selected participants saw their work featured in a chapbook.

For 2009, besides receiving a certificate of completion and online badge to display on their blog or website, writers of the top 50 poems of the month will see their work published as a free ebook. Even better, some well-known poets including Mark Doty, Patricia Smith, S.A. Griffin, and Dorianne Laux will serve as judges. And like last year, participation is free.

More details can be found at

The Poem-A-Day Challenge. April 1st through 30th at Poetic Asides.

Check it out, sign up--and get to writing!


Michelle Kafka said...

Awesome I love writing and reading poetry. My favs are Robert Frost, Matsuo Basho, and Li Po.

I think I will sign up.

Thanks for posting and the reminder.

Beth C. said...

I saw this mentioned in a Writer's Digest newsletter a few days ago. I've been wanting to write more poetry - this will be my excuse. The possibility of publication in an ebook is a good motivator.

Jill said...


Bon chance to you both!


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