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All you need is a stack of post-it notes, a pen and some free time (maybe 10 minutes a day).
You can choose to engage with the theme of forbidden | delight or make it up as you go along.
Get creative: do black-out or cut-up; choose digital instead of analogue. I saw this morning Vanessa is using scrabble words! Check out day one from her. Bring a friend along and loosely collaborate. Try haikus. Play with cinquains.
What I love most about Post-It Note Poetry is there are ZERO expectations around it. Lots of poets use it to explore concepts or structures they might not otherwise commit to. Other people come out of the woodwork to try poetry for the first time since adolescence.
I know at least one writer who started this leg of her adult journey with words by turning up to write dodgy poetry for 28 days a few years ago.
For anyone wanting to cultivate a new self-care practice or who has a desire for greater self expression this year, and is looking for something to anchor that...I highly recommend February's month of poetry.
For two reasons.
Firstly, inner critics all get to take a rest in February.
Secondly, we join together to celebrate a love of small daily poems, by writing them.
You'll find us via the hashtag #pinp22 where all good poetry is shared on social media.
See you (poetically speaking) around the traps in February,