A Successful NaPoWriMo 2016!

During National (Global!) Poetry Writing Month 2016, I managed to write over thirty poems, only struggled for ideas or with sickness or laziness on a few days, and discovered that ideas are at least as plentiful as there are days in April. I also committed to self-publishing on my blog at least one poem a day; sharing approximately thirty of them during a month of quick quantity over quality seemed like a no-brainer because I plan to write thousands of poems in my life.

Thank you Maureen Thorson for creating and managing this wonderful annual activity. Thank you everyone who read and shared my work. Thank you to all the poets who shared their work and provided me with daily inspiration. And thank you to the following poets and artists especially who participated and shared their frequently astronomy and planetary science-related poetry and sketches on Twitter, shared my work, and kept me honest and inspired every single day:

Here is a list of all my published NaPoWriMo 2016 poems for easy reference:

  1. April
  2. Bad Neighbors
  3. Brother
  4. The Ancients in Their Frozen Tombs
  5. Shock Level Zero
  6. Caught on Camera
  7. In which new followers learn I’m gay
  8. Return to Oz
  9. Shock Level One
  10. The City as Fairy Tale
  11. Dragging
  12. Shock Level Two
  13. But Why, The Shape of Things, and En Them Que Rumble
  14. Mountain Gerunds
  15. Planetary Protection Nursery Rhyme
  16. Hi, I’m Not Lucy and Hi, I’m Not Rebecca
  17. Shock Level Three
  18. Hi, I’m Not Sacajawea
  19. Meta Malone
  20. Shock Level Four
  21. His Mother and the Juniper Tree
  22. Airport, Watching People
  23. Stone’s Thrown
  24. Legendary
  25. Visitors
  26. Vineyard
  27. Sick Day
  28. One Night Stand
  29. Below the Ice
  30. April Recap

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.