You can read the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Anthology by clicking on the image above. Doing so will take you to the document’s home at issuu.com, where you can also leave a comment and download the collection.
Thanks to all who participated in the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge — and to everyone who took part in the Read Write Poem community.
by Dana Guthrie Martin
The Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge Anthology is coming along quite nicely and should be ready to go soon, though the process is taking slightly longer than expected.
In the meantime, you might recall that everyone who took the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge Pledge, regardless of completing that pledge, was automatically entered in a raffle to win a gently used poetry collection. The results of that raffle are in. The winners are:
- Lori K. MacDonald
- Robin Reagler
- This Girl Remembers
- Alexis Yael
Please email your address to info (at) readwritepoem (dot) org, and your poetry collection will be sent to you. (If we don’t hear from you in the next week or so, we’ll shoot you an email so you can collect your prize.)
by Dana Guthrie Martin
Here is the list of poets who will be included in the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Anthology! For those who submitted work by the May 7 deadline, please review this list and make sure your name appears below and that your name appears the way you want your work attributed in the collection. If your name is not listed, or if your listing is incorrect, send an email to info (at) readwritepoem (dot) org, and I’ll make sure you get added.
I also have several books to give away as part of the Read Write Poem Challenge Pledge raffle. I will announce those winners here at Read Write Poem within the week.
Amy Marie Taratus, Andy Sewina, Angie Werren, Barbara Young, Cara Holman, Cathy McGuire, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Christina Hile, Damian Caruana, Dan Rako, Derrick Armitage, E. Jason Riedy, Emily Manger, Erin Davis, Evelyn N. Alfred, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Irene Toh, J. D. Mackenzie, Jaelle n’ha Gilla, Janet Hawtin, Jeeves, Joanne Johns, Joseph Harker, Julie Mehta, K.C. Koppy, Katharine Whitcomb, Katherine Hager, Kelly Eastlund, Lani Jo Leigh, Larry Patterson, Lawrence Congdon, Lee Lawton, Linda Cosgriff, Linda Jacobs, Linda Watskin, Lindsay Penelope Illich, Lori Wiens MacDonald, Maria L. Castejon, Marian Veverka, Marianne McNamara, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Matt Blair, Matt Quinn, Maya Ganesan, Meresha Crewer, Michelle Weaver, Neil Reid, Pamela Sayers, Pamela Villars, Rallentanda, Renee DeCarlo, Rhiannon Grant, Rob Kistner, Robin Morris, Robin Rosen Chang, Robin Turner, Ron. Lavalette, Sarah Sidney Coty, Shanna Germain, Shari Lynne Smothers, Simon Seamount, Sophie F Baker, Susan Sonnen, Tiel Aisha Ansari, Tim Keeton, Tina Celio, Todd Miller, Troy Kehm-Goins, Uma Gowrishankar, Veronica Hosking, Vivienne Blake, Wanda McCollar, Wayne Pitchko, Zeenat Arsiwalla
by the Read Write Poem Staff
- Review the guidelines for inclusion in the anthology. Submit work if and only if you meet every requirement listed. Read the requirements carefully.
- Send your self-selected top three poems in the body of an email to info (at) readwritepoem (dot) org.
- Include “anthology submission” in the subject line for your email.
- Include your full name, as well as either your Read Write Poem member name if you are a member, or the name under which you have been posting links to your work on the Read Write Poem site each day in April.
- Indicate what name you want your work published under. Some people use their real names and others use pseudonyms. We need to know which you want to appear in the anthology.
- Include the blog or site where your poems appeared each day in the month of April. If you posted the work in its entirety on the Read Write Poem site, let us know that’s the case. Note: If you have removed your work from your site, we cannot verify that you posted it on the appropriate days. This could affect your inclusion in the anthology. We will contact you if such a situation arises.
- If any of your three submitted pieces are in response to the prompts shared on the Read Write Poem site during the month of April, indicate which prompt the poem or poems are written to.
- If you have any other information to relay — such as letting us know you are in a distant time zone and you want us to be aware of the system you used for timing your posts in relation to our U.S. time zones — please add that information in the body of your email.
- Do not use your Read Write Poem private messaging account to contact us. We need to have an email address that will be valid after May 1. We will be communicating with you about the poem we select from your submission, as well as to share galleys with you for approval before the publication goes live.
- Send work no later than May 7.
- If you have any questions, we will field them by email. Send questions to info (at) readwritepoem (dot) org with “anthology query” in the subject line.
by the Read Write Poem Staff
You’re almost there, and inspiration for your next to the last NaPoWriMo poem is at your fingertips! D.S. Apfelbaum recalls what William Carlos Williams once wrote, “It is difficult/ to get the news from poems,” but asks, “Who says you can’t get poems from the news?”
For this prompt, choose your favorite newspaper or online news provider. Jot down five to ten headlines that jump out at you and without reading the articles, select elements from each headline to create a new event about which your poem reports.
Alternately, let short-format sections inspire you. Write a poem in the form of an obituary, a personal ad, a classified ad, etc. (Bonus points if you can pull off a poem in the form of a crossword puzzle.)
Reminders for everyone
Read the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works — and how you can engage with Read Write Poem this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.
Please read this page to find out how Read Write Poem’s prompt posts work. Remember that work linked from any post this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing. If you haven’t done so already, please read all the pages under About in the navigation bar.