Saturday, 7 May 2011


In April I decided to take part in the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) challenge. The aim was to write a new poem from scratch each day. I had no idea if I would complete it but I managed it, often scribbling away until midnight. This is the result.

April 2011 Poems  (Not a bookend)  (Tree Shade)  (Wheeze and Blast)  (Future Noir)  (air thorns and sparkle)
Hundreds of other poets round the world also took part in this challenge and you can find their work here.

I did want to make a few index pages for this as well but time is against me. I will add indices to this post in due course.

Lastly I would just like to say thankyou to everyone who has been reading these poems. I hope you have enjoyed.


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Narrative Poems

I thought I'd put some classification on the poems I wrote in April.

Today I'll list out the narrative poems, the ones that tell a story. I quite enjoyed writing these and it seems 11 of the 30 fell into this category.

Influences: Coleridge, Lewis Caroll, Poe and all the novels and myths I've read  (Tree Shade)  (Future Noir)

You may notice that although some characters have gender, others are ambiguous. The picnicers in 2, the family in 11 and everyone in 4. I think this is easier to do in poetry than in prose. I'll leave it to you to paint them in or not as you wish.

Hope you enjoy

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Looking back on Napowrimo

When I decided to take part in National Poetry Wriing Month I don't think I realised just how much work would be involved. I also had no idea whether I would finish or what type of poems I would come up with.

If you are coming here for the first time then I hope you enjoy the poems that you find here. Feel free to leave comments on them. Tell me which ones you liked. 

If you have been here before then I would like to thank you for reading my poems. Knowing people were reading them was one of the things that kept me going on days it felt harder to write.

Although there is no order to read them (apart from 22 - 25) you might want to start here with the very first one