April is National Poetry Month 


Well April is the Month for Poetry ~ 30 Poems in 30 Days!!!

NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.


The Website http://www.napowrimo.net/ is owned and operated by Maureen Thorson, a poet living in Washington, DC. Inspired by NaNoWriMo, or (National Novel Writing Month), she started writing a poem a day for the month of April back in 2003, posting the poems on her blog. When other people started writing poems for April, and posting them on their own blogs, Maureen linked to them. After a few years, so many people were doing NaPoWriMo that Maureen decided to launch an independent website for the project.



Poetry means different things to each of us… it is an appreciation of Poetry in the art of expression for those that like to write it and for those who like to read it!!! Challenges like this to me personally helps me to grow as a writer who is still in the early stages of learning! What I dearly love about Challenges like this is the bringing together of like minded people and their individual interpretations to the Prompts… I find it fascinating and it enriches my soul!

This Month as well as taking up the #NaPoWriMo Challenge of writing a Poem a day, I am going to try and Post a Poem a day from some of the Famous Poets that I have enjoyed reading over the years… I am behind already in this Challenge but aim to catch up quickly over the next week!!!

So please join me and let’s Celebrate Poetry Month together ~ by either taking up the Challenge, Reading, or just by spreading the word!


To start off this Challenge I thought I would share with you all some Poets that I have come across over the past few years since starting my Blog ~ Words Across the Oceans!

Some Poetry Authors whose Books I have purchased and been inspired by are:

PJ Bayliss Amazon & Blog

BL RonanAmazon & Blog

SJ WarnerAmazon & Blog

Kat BastionAmazon & Blog

Robert ZimmermannAmazon & Blog

Thomas Snow – Payhip & Blog

Amanda CarringtonAmazon & Blog

Cameron LincolnAmazon & Blog

Lisa FulhamAmazon & Blog

Tammy-Louise WilkinsAmazon & Blog

Stephen RichardsAmazon & Blog

Zoey Hart – Amazon & Blog

Clarissa ClemensAmazon & Blog

Elena M. – Amazon

Penelope JonesAmazon & Blog

AJ WaltersAmazon & Blog

Gem DerbyshireAmazon

Shawn L BirdAmazon & Blog

Natasha HeadAmazon & Blog

Helle Gade Amazon & Blog

Tyler Knott Gregson – Amazon & Blog

Lang LeavAmazon & Blog

Michael FaudetAmazon & Blog

Christopher PoindexterAmazon


And here I have listed some “Poetry Blogs” that I read regularly and enjoy:

Darwin Blake

Caroline Juliette

 Shawn D Standfast

Magenta Nero

Sir Morose

Megan Kay

Richard Ankers

Angel Poet

Mark Davis

SA MacNeil


Desiree Masters

Romantic Dominant

May Desert Flower

Atwell Speaks

SA Healey

Justin Case

Sable Swan

JMC 813

Dandelion Girl

Darcy Black


Hasty Words






Midwest Fantasy

Katrina Storey


16 thoughts on “April is National Poetry Month 

  1. Oh you are so sweet to include me! Thank you! There are so many talented writers that I would never have known about if it hadn’t been for your blog and poetry challenges. You are a beautiful soul xo

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