NaPoWriMo 2016

Last year, I participated in NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), writing 30 poems in 30 days for the whole month of April. It’s on again this year, starting 1 April 2016, but am not sure if I could participate in full. Is anyone doing it again? How was your experience last year, if you joined in 2015? What inspiration are you looking for this year to complete the gigantic challenge of writing 30 poems in 30 days, every day?

(Photo courtesy of NaPoWriMo).



Books in a box

I love the smell and look of books that get delivered in a freight box or parcel. I still have these parked somewhere underneath the growing pile of other books in my increasingly cramped apartment. Maybe I should start giving them away, just because I can.


A book is a book is a book

I spend my weekends trying to catch up on my reading. I read two or three books at the same time (I know, it’s crazy) but it’s also easy to get stuck in one compelling narrative and end up finishing it during the week, ahead of the others. Here’s a new one I’m in love with at the moment: ‘Speak My Language and other stories‘, edited by Torsten Hojer. It’s a thick book but is something I’d surely relish in the next few weeks.