During poetry month, website opens resources for aspiring poets

What is NaPoWriMo? Well, it’s National Poetry Writing Month, which takes place during National Poetry Month. How fitting!

The official NaPoWriMo website provides poets with daily prompts, interviews by poets as well as articles about writing and reading poetry.

Like NaNoWriMo, participants write every day and have a goal of how much to write, but NaPoWriMo a different challenge of writing a poem a day for every day of April.

Poem length doesn’t matter; what matters is writing a poem each day. Practice makes perfect, and it’s the thought that counts, so that’s the basics of NaPoWriMo.

One of my favorite things about this month is being inspired by other people’s works. I look to poetry greats such as Charles Bukowski, Sarah Kay, Andrea Gibson and Sylvia Plath.  Even if you’re not a huge fan of writing poetry, at least explore reading it outside of your English class.

Each week of National Poetry Month, we will be publishing one poem by a student poet. If you’re interested in publishing your profanity-free poem, please send it to 17madnic@student.cfschools.org. This week’s piece was submitted by senior Linzee Harriman.


Why do we have to hate?

I think it’s dumb

that we can’t love whoever



They say that we’ll rot in hell.

That we don’t exist.

That we must have sex.

That we have to be one of them.

I mean, what’s the point of life without our differences?

I mean …

What’s a garden without a rainbow of flowers?

Just like those flowers

We can’t change.

We all feel rain.

We all feel the thunder.

Why can’t they see that?

Is the world just colorblind

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