May 29, 2009

Just some talk about poetry.

I've been very quiet on the blog this month, and my post totals for May are going to stay low because we've only got a few days left.

I got my first acceptance on the 18th, from Crab Creek Review. I'm pretty excited because a) it's my first acceptance (duh!) and b) they've published some amazing poets over the years, and I'm glad that I'm going to be a part of their next issue.

I guess this is what happens when you write write write like crazy for one month and then break out of that habit: you can't write a single darned thing afterwards. (No, actually, I've written three poems in May, but two of them are junk. Like in-the-trash-and-I'm-never-gonna-see-you-again junk.)

I'm wondering if I should set up my own poem-a-day challenge for myself just for, say, a week. I really need some new material to work with and submit, because journals won't accept my NPWM poems (previously published and all that). NaPoWriMo was fun and I did it mainly for the experience and to prep for next year, when I won't be publishing my April poems online.

If you know of any good poetry-prompt sites, I'd love to know. I use Read Write Poem already, and I pull inspiration from the online journals ouroboros review and qarrtsiluni, but if there are any places that you've found particularly helpful, do share them.

6 comments:

Q said...

Well, I love creativewritingprompts.com but it's not exactly for poetry...

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

How exciting about the acceptance! Congratulations!

cuileann said...

Ooh, that is exciting! Congratulations on the acceptance!

Beth Kephart said...

Maya, this is SO huge. A million congratulations.

Milly said...

Congrats! I love poetry too! You're 11? Me too, it's nice to know someone that's 11 in the blogging world.

January said...

Congrats on your acceptance! That's terrific.

And don't be too hard on yourself about not writing any poems. I'm just thinking about writing again.

I've been doing the NaPo challenge for three years and each time it takes a month or two to recover. So write when you want to and enjoy the warm weather!