Monday, March 31, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014!

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On March 31, 2014
Tomorrow is the first day of NaPoWrimo. I hope you are feeling excited and inspired.
Today’s poetry resource is the Big Poetry Giveaway. Now in its fifth year, the Giveaway celebrates National Poetry Month by giving participants the opportunity to get books of poetry, for free!
I know that by the time I post the first “official” prompt, it will already have been April 1 for a while in some parts of the world, so here is an extra little prompt (totally optional — as all our prompts are) for those of you who are experiencing NaPoWriMo earlier than me.
The prompt for all you early birds is an ekphrastic poem – a poem inspired by or about a work of art. There’s no rules on the form for an ekphrastic poem, so you could write a sonnet or a haiku or free verse. Some well-known ekphrastic poems include Rilke’s Archaic Torso of Apollo and Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn. But ekphrastic poetry is alive and well today, too, as your efforts today will reflect.
Happy writing!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Poems by ModPo'ers published in Filipino anthology

Poems by ModPo'ers T. De Los Reyes and Dennis Aguinaldo are included in the book, Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets, which has just been released today. 

The official press release can be read here:

The anthology was created for fundraising purposes. If you buy a copy, profits from the sales of the book will go to the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Langston Hughes poems posted in February, 2014

Langston Hughes poems posted in February

2/1      Youth
2/2       I too, Sing America
2/3       I Look at the World
2/4       Let America Be American Again
2/5       As I Grew Older
2/6       Daybreak in Alabama
2/7       Dream Variations
2/8       Theme for English B
2/9       Negro Speaks of Rivers
2/10     Love Song for Lucinda
2/11     Afro-American Fragment
2/12     The Weary Blues
2/13     Pennsylvania Station
2/14     Harlem Sweeties
2/15     Midwinter Blues
2/16     Cubes
2/17     Montage of a Dream Deferred: Dream Boogie
2/18     Montage of a Dream Deferred: Children's Rhymes
2/19     Mississippi - 1955
2/20     Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria
2/21     Freedom's Plow
2/22     Open Letter to the South
2/23     I Dream a World
2/24     Mother to Son
2/25     Militant
2/26     Old Walt
2/27     Harlem
2/28     Hope for Harlem