Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Eine Kleine Accomplishment

The month of April ends today, and with it ends the first NaPwoWriMo (National Pwoermd Writing Month). My contributions to the month ended up being 45 pwoermds, 50% more than required by the NaPwoWriMo coordinating body (my consciousness).

The other participants were Karri Kokko, who repurposed his existing pwoermd blog, Sanaruno, into a reason to declare this month InterNaPwoWriMo (and to write a little more frequently he poems in English instead of Finnish); and Matthew Lafferty, who similarly repurposed his own M'log into a site for a little pwoermd-making and who remains five shy of his goal of thirty with ninety minutes to go. (We'll let him finish later if he wishes.)

All in all, a hugely successful first year, since I never expected anyone else to join in at all.

I assume this blog will lie dormant now for a year, but for this month it kept making me think how to fashion an individual word into its own poem, which is the status every word deserves.





Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why Not InterNaPwoWriMo?

Of course, some ideas are so obvious as to escape notice. Why are all of our writing months (for novels, for poems, for pwoermds) focused entirely on the United States of America? Why don't we try for a little international brotherhood and encourage, simply, anyone anywhere to participate?

It seems to me that the goals of such months is to encourage creativity, so why put a drag on that creativity by restricting it to a slim sliver of humanity? (Especially since even a slimmer sliver of that body of humanity will ever participate.)

But how did I come to this realization myself? Only when my friend Karri Kokko (a Finn) sent me a note saying, "Taking part in (Na)PwoWriMo, though, is a bit late for me. I have plenty to do trying to come up with one 'normal' poem per day."

To be fair to myself, I opened the call up to all poets, noting no geopolitical boundaries—"Poets of South Ossetia, please participate"—but the "National" in the title does suggest my nation.

So, from now on, the International Pwoermd Writing Month is the International Pwoermd Writing Month (InterNaPwoWriMo), though I'm not going to bother to change the name or URL of this blog just yet.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Announcing NaPwoWriMo 1

This blog will document the thirty pwoermds (one-word poems) Geof Huth plans to write for the first-ever NaPwoWriMo (National Pwoermd Writing Month). He also encourages all other poets to do the same: to write a pwoermd a day for the month of April, thus exercising the pwoermd-constructing parts of the brain and also helping to publicize pwoermds.