I didn’t realise that it is Black Poetry Month until I came across this post.
February is finally here! Did anyone else think January was way too long?
…And too cold; it was definitely too cold!
If February is your month to reset your New Year’s goals (particularly your writing goals), here’s a suggestion for you…
Why not join a new writing challenge?
That’s right. Black Poetry Writing Month (BlaPoWriMo) has returned for a third year, and this time I hope to see lots more participation. 😉
For the uninitiated, BlaPoWriMo is a month-long writing challenge that combines the ambition of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) with the history, education, and self-reflection of Black History Month.
Over these three years, I’ve explored various themes for the challenge. During its inaugural run in 2016, I gave you daily prompts based on poems from some of my favorite black poets, and last year, we spent a fortnight writing black love poems.
This year, I want to take you on a…
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