The National Poetry Writing Month Challenge

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For those of you who don’t know, April is National Poetry Writing Month where everyone is encouraged to try their hand at a little poetry.  During National Novel Writing Month in November writers are challenged to write 50,000 words, the average length of a novel, but, in April, people are challenged to write 30 poems, one for every day of the month.  I began writing poetry when I was about ten or eleven years old and, although I drifted away from it for a little while to practice other forms of writing, I still love it dearly.  Within the last couple of years, my love and appreciation for poetry has once again begun to thrive, so I will definitely be taking on this challenge.  I’ll be sure to post some of my poems, as I usually do, and I’ll even try to post about some of my favorite poets, so I hope you enjoy what’s to come in the month of April.  I also hope that you all take this challenge with me.  Even if you don’t consider yourself a poet, I’ve always found poetry to be a nice outlet for expression.  You don’t have to show anybody what you write, but sometimes you just have to let your thoughts out.  So take the challenge and enjoy National Poetry Writing Month!

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About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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