Coming Soon! National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is just around the corner, with lots of yummy, creative stuff beginning Saturday, April 1. Celebrate with me? I’m challenging myself to write a poem a day for the month of April. Here are 30 other ideas you can try! Share you efforts here, in the comments field below or on our Facebook page here.

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

20 Beautiful Bookstores

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“We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores — they’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once…” — Emily Temple


Above, one of The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World: This majestic converted 1920s movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms and draws thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Swoopers and Bashers

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“Swoopers write a story quickly, higgledy-piggledy, crinkum-crankum, any which way. Then they go over it again painstakingly, fixing everything that is just plain awful or doesn’t work. Bashers go one sentence at a time, getting it exactly right before they go on to the next one. When they’re done they’re done.” ― Kurt Vonnegut