April is the cruellest month, breedingT.S. Eliot, The Wasteland
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Poetry month is coming! Dust off your pens, pencils, or 🪶 feathers, and write ✍️ some poems!
(Inter)National Poetry Month is a time to celebrate poets and their craft—in the U.S. and worldwide. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your expressiveness or your pure charm, to delight and to show the importance of sharing thoughts, activities, nature, pain, joy—the descriptive words go on and on…
Poetry is a special oration that reminds us of the important role of poets and their poetry in our cultures.
The spring winds of April are coming fast on the streams of March’s melting snow. We are looking to catch those elusive poems blowing in the wind to share with many. So…April comes quickly and blows by swiftly.
We invite you to join us and express yourself. Share a poetic expression of yourself, your life, and experiences. We want to hear from you! 🏽
there it goes
the wind has sticky fingers it likes to play with us upon a hillside lingers to grab our papers thus off we go, running to fetch our work we don’t want to lose running fast i try to catch my paper which chose to cruise like a dove upon the wind free of the earth's restraints i should have thought and pinned-it i’m losing it oh good saints oh wind you won this race today against the likes of me for tomorrow oh do not dismay for i’ll wear sneakers you see!
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How to Submit
Review these submission guidelines. NOTE: In addition to what is written in the guidelines, for the April Inter(National) Poetry Month submissions, please put: April Poetry Blog in the subject line of your email.
While it is mentioned in the guidelines, we remind you to send the poetry in a single file, up to 3 poems for this call for poetry. Include a bio either at the end of the poetry file or in a separate file. You may include a few links to prior publications. Please include any social media links you want us to share below your bio. If you are including a headshot photo, include it as a separate, hi-resolution JPG file (please not a thumbnail size).