Feelin’ Satisfaction From The Street Crowd Reaction (Post NaPoWriMo Thoughts)

Wordle: NaPoWriMo 2010
Wordle: NaPoWriMo 2010

Not for nuthin’ but this last month was just amazing for my growth as a poet. How good was it? Even my low points helped me assess my place in poetry and make some hard choices about how much I value my own art.

The Breakdown

• NaPoWriMo 30/30: Back in February, when I was not feelin’ good at all about poetry, I would have said I wasn’t going to do the 30/30 challenge. As March rolled through I was thinkin’ maybe I could do sumthin’ different—a flash review a day, post OPP (Otha People’s Poetry) every day, recap a past reading every day—but I was sure it wasn’t gonna be a poem a day. Well, I did manage to sneak in a couple on non-poem entries to expand the definition of poetry but the real good news is I have a good number of drafts to work on for the rest of the year. Will I do it again next year? I ain’t sayin nuthin’ till April 2011 hits.
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NaPoWriMo #30: The Art of Noise

I had to write at least one poem first thing in the morning to break away from my normal routine of writing at midnight. So the exercise was simple, wake up at the break of dawn, throw the iPod on shuffle and see what comes up.

Verse, YouTube, end of National Poetry Writing Month for ya boy.

The Art of Noise

[Poem was here.]