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  • Poetry Brainstorm Jam! (happening now)

    LadySpark wrote:

    Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! It's time to brainstorm!

    Are you ready for NaPo yet? ... We aren't either! To fix that, @LadySpark and @spatula will be hosting a poetry brainstorm jam on ! Come join us and get a head start on your NaPo planting planning!

    We'll see you there! Click this link on the 25th to join us!

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  • *attempting to summon some of the ancient ones (& people I'd love to see poetry from) by the power of napo*

    @Aley @Hannah @PenguinAttack @Audy @Rydia @amelie @Tenyo @hexglass @Que @Arcticus @BluesClues

    Already seeing so many cool napo threads!!

    Hkumar wrote:One great thing about Napo is that it wakes some of the ancient YWSers from their slumber and we get to see their amazing poetry again.

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    BluesClues I am doing c a m p
    1 hour ago

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  • Quillfeather wrote: only 8 Jam jars left!

    Have you wanted to try out poetry but are to devoted to your current story or roleplay?
    Why not do both with some
    #characterpoems !

    Expand you're small garden to a full orchard by creating a poem from the POV of/ or inspired by your favorite character/OC!

    What would your favorite character write about? Angsty parental problems, Annoying quests, annoying people, best friends, found family, significant other? It's all up to you!

    Just write a poem, from the perspective of you main character, OC, and post it with the hashtags #characterpoems #NaPo

    Have fun!

    #bringbacknapo #countdowntonapo

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  • This is so exciting ! Be sure to give "The Orchard" a read and watch for more NaPo issues ~ (p.s. did you know we're running out of jam jars? napo is coming soon!)

    LadySpark wrote:


    Extra, Extra— Read All About It!

    There's something brand new this NaPo!

    There's a new newsletter in town! Welcome to The Orchard, a special NaPo-only e-zine published by the poetry crew to help you have your best National Poetry Month yet! We were so excited to get this newsletter out, we wanted to get a head start and give you a few articles before the official start on April 1st. For the first couple of weeks, you can rely on the Orchard to be your place to look for information & links, events information, and more! As we transition to NaPo, The Orchard will expand to include additional articles— all with the focus of our thriving YWS poetry community.

    Click the link above to check out the first edition! Enjoy!

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  • Quillfeather 11 jam jars I think!
    Mar 20, 2023

    Stringbean *cries in not-ready-yet*
    Mar 21, 2023

  • !!
    EternalRain wrote:Heart eyes!!

    Seirre wrote:Did you know @lliyah made a contest for all things goose, chicken, and penguin related??? And the winner of each category (poetry, visual art, song, crochet, you name it) gets 500 points??? This sounds like the perfect opportunity to warm up your poetry skills right before NaPo to me. Go check it out here!

    Not A Sponsor

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  • Dossereana
    Mar 19, 2023

    Okay I have to say I love your new Avatar!!!

    lliyah Thank you!!! I'm ready for napo!
    Mar 19, 2023

  • Be there or be square
    Liminality wrote:Heads up, you could be discussing a Taylor Swift song at a poetry discussion!!

    Hello hello! With NaPo coming up, we're having a special song lyric discussion for our Poetry Readers pad this March! The date/time will be (adjusts to your timezone). You can bring song lyrics from any musical artist you like to discuss. Some examples of the things we might talk about would be favourite lines, how the language of the song makes you feel, etc.

    As usual all YWS rules and the content rating system will apply to the pad. Said pad will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and on the People's Tab.

    We hope to see you there!

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  • New challenges, Old challenges, and Beautiful limited edition NaPo badges! Check it out!! <3
    Seirre wrote:The official NaPo Badge Information thread has been posted! Click on the banner below to go to the thread. You will find information on all the snazzy badges up for grabs this year, how to earn them, and how to claim them!


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  • What's that? Only 15 jam jars until NaPo! :D

    And! Our NaPo Info Thread is up!


    I am so excited for you all to see what the Poetry Crew has in store for you this April. And really really excited to read everyone's poetry too. (Did I mention I'm excited for NaPo yet?)

    If you're not sure what NaPo is and this just seems like a lot of alphabet soup to you so far, we'll have a FAQ thread out soon, but for now I'd encourage you to read the Information Thread. Basically NaPo is a month of poetry fun starting April 1.

    To participate in NaPo:

    1) create a NaPo thread in the NaPo Forum for posting your poetry in April.
    2) watch for the upcoming Badge / Contest Thread to read about our specific challenges you can participate in.
    3) jump into poetry jams, contests, and activities all April long! :)

    ~ watch for more NaPo prep and brainstorming opportunities this March too (like the upcoming Poetry Reader's Session!!) ~ #countdowntonapo #bringbacknapo #napo2023

  • This was a blast to contribute to, and a really fun read - check out the latest edition of Write On! :)

    WriteOn wrote:If you hear the flapping wings of courier pigeons (or courier chickens?) in the distance, it’s because they’re here to deliver the March edition of Write On! Go check it out. :D

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  • Ah!! NaPo is getting closer and closer! Look at all those Jam Jars disappearing. Time for some #NaPoGoals

    This year is going to be probably my busiest April yet; I have Holy Week April 6/7/9 so will be very busy that week and probably not online much, and then my dad is actually visiting me the 9th through the 16th - this is quite a big deal to me since usually I visit him and only get to see him a week or two a year if at all. He's actually only visited me where I live once back when I was in school, so I'm very excited, but also want to do a good job hosting him since we don't get to spend much time together. Then the 3rd-ish week of April I'm going "back home" to go to a close-friend's wedding and will be traveling around and flying for several days. So, I think there's at least a few days in there that it will be absolutely impossible for me to write and keep up with life responsibilities, so am not going for the "Poem a Day" even though I wish I could, may just have to settle with 15 poems if things get too unmanageable; but I'm really hoping that I can do 30 poems since this would be my 7th year completing it. :]

    My Goals
    > Post 30 Poems.
    > Post 1 Song.
    > Write at least one structured Poem.
    > Read most if not all of the site NaPo threads.
    > Make 75 Poetry Comments. (last year I did 66 so it'd definitely be a stretch, but I think it could be possible to do 75.) I'd be very happy with hitting 30 though too!
    > Good support of PCrew NaPo events / activities.

  • Quillfeather This is so beautiful :,)
    Mar 13, 2023

    DreamyAlice xD that is a very well planned coincidence
    Mar 14, 2023

  • Hi lliyah! My friendship poem for you~

    Spoiler! :

    dear alliyah,
    your beautiful poems and
    constant support makes
    Thank you <3


    rida #friendshippoem
    Mar 11, 2023

    lliyah Thank you so much rida <333 Love this! :)
    Mar 15, 2023

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