Anti NaPoWriMo

NaPoWriMo 2015

As an alternative to National Poetry Month, I propose that we have an International Anti-Poetry month. As part of the activities, all verse in public places will be covered over—from the Statue of Liberty to the friezes on many of our government buildings. Poetry will be removed from radio and TV (just as it is during the other eleven months of the year). Parents will be asked not to read Mother Goose and other rimes to their children but only … fiction. Religious institutions will have to forego reading verse passages from the liturgy and only prose translations of the Bible will recited, with hymns strictly banned. Ministers in the Black churches will be kindly requested to stop preaching. Cats will be closed for the month by order of the Anti-Poetry Commission. Poetry readings will be replaced by self-help lectures. Love letters will have to be written only in expository paragraphs. Baseball will have to start its spring training in May. No vocal music will be played on the radio or sung in the concert halls. Children will have to stop playing all slapping and counting and singing games and stick to board games and football.

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NaPoWriMo 2014


National Poetry Writing Month is over.
Thanks to all who visited Connect/Hook during April.
I made some new poetic acquaintances
and enjoyed discovering new poetry blogs.
Here are the poems I posted during April 2014:

1.  Missing Inaction
2. Incendiary Bestiary
3. Agitating the Spin Cycle
4. Diversity Training
5. The Fowl is Fair
6. Tepeyac  
7. Licked, Stamped, Undelivered
8. Christian Types & Antitypes in Limerick
9. Biblical Babel on Route 66
10. Stop the Draft !   +  Jumping on the Bandurawagon
11. Lindísima:  Voice of Linda
12. Love-Lines: AZ
13. Psalm 23: Dolly Parton
14. Eutychus Awakes
15. Fear of Isaac
16. Evasive Measures
17. Disappointed Mis-anointings
18. End-Times Overload
19. Drowning vs. Dead
20. Weakly Devotional
21. Borders/Language/Culture
22. Hindoo Folk Song
23. Taina Fertility Chant
24. Farewell Sweet Porneia
25. Suigenericide
26. Asleep at the Wake
27. Heaven  
28. Disabused of Muses
29. Body Scan
30. Bitter Poetaste in Mouth