NPM 2011: Let’s Begin. Again.

For the last couple of years, I’ve published a photo poetry prompt each day of April as a way to honor National Poetry Month.  Poetry and poets are important, and I hope that this month you can take some time to read some poems, write some poems, and think about the role that language plays in your life.

Each day, around midnight Mountain Time, a new prompt will show up here.  Sometimes, there’ll be words.  Other times just the picture.  Nothing special – but sometimes it’s helpful to write to someone else’s idea rather than your own. ((And sometimes, it’s better to ignore another’s prompt and go off in your own direction.  That’s fine, too.  What’s essential is that you write.))

If you’d like, you’re welcome to write to these prompts either in the comments each day or in your own space online.  I don’t write a poem every day – and am not saying that you should.  But write when you can.  And invite others to write, too, be they friends or family or students or strangers you might meet.  A practice prompt will follow a little bit later today.

I raise my keyboard and pens to you. And to poets and poetry.  Happy writing.

10 thoughts on “NPM 2011: Let’s Begin. Again.

  1. Hey, Bud!

    This is always such a great invitation! I really enjoyed it two years ago, had the best of intentions last year, and am hoping to really make a solid go of it this year, possibly involving some of my students as well. We’ll see!

    Looking forward to National Poetry Month via @budtheteacher !

    1. Bud Hunt says:


      You’re welcome however often you’re able to make it. Glad to see you.

  2. Kelly says:

    thank you Bud.
    just what I needed right now.

    and just spent some time getting up to date with your blog.
    not sure how you do it all….but thx.

    1. Bud Hunt says:

      You’re welcome. And thank you for the poems.

  3. Chris Kervina says:

    I’m a couple of days late, but I’m in. I’ve neglected my own writing this year (Bad TC!), so this is a great kick in the pants for me to shut up and write.

    Thanks, Bud!

    1. Bud Hunt says:

      No worries and welcome.

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