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’sMarket.com 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 http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/
The Poem-A-Day Challenge. April 1st through 30th at Poetic Asides.
Check it out, sign up--and get to writing!
Awesome I love writing and reading poetry. My favs are Robert Frost, Matsuo Basho, and Li Po.ReplyDelete
I think I will sign up.
Thanks for posting and the reminder.
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.ReplyDelete
Bon chance to you both!