I’ve said before (here) that poetry builds my writing muscles. NO poem is wasted. Every poem written is an exercise in creativity – and control.
That’s why, each January, I co-ordinate a month-long poetry event in some form. To let loose my creativity, while toning up my writing muscles. It’s an invigorating start to the year!
In 2011 I co-ordinated Month of Poetry (#MoP), with 54 poets (young and old) taking place from around the world. Some posted their poems to the locked pages of the Month of Poetry blog. Others wrote them and posted to their own blog, while some wrote them for self alone – or for a time further down the track.
Since January I’ve heard from a number of participants, sharing a milestone with a #MoP poem. It’s the excitement that comes with it that I love! I recently created a page on the Month of Poetry blog for Success Stories – a place to share these #MoP milestones with other participants… with the WORLD!
It’s wonderful to know that in a small way, I’ve helped to enthuse others – given them an impetus (and a safe, encouraging place with other friendly faces) for them to find their writing voice. I like that!
I’m planning to run Month of Poetry again in 2012, so if you’re interested, keep a check on the Month of Poetry blog around December.
And pop over now to read the Success Stories. If you’re one of the MoPpers with a story to tell, don’t forget to leave your comment there.