We're now more than halfway through the seventh annual International Pwoermd Writing Month, and I'm only now updating my list of participants and their many many venues. What I'm noticing this year is that people are posting pwoermds at two or three, sometimes more, sites. This seems to me to be an attempt to reach the most people possible. And the move that I see away from blogs is a move towards more social interaction. Aditya Bahl (Tumblr) Gary Barwin (Tumblr)
As of this moment, less than three quarters of an hour before the beginning of the seventh annual International Pwoermd Writing Month, 13 people have told me that they will be participating in InterNaPwoWriMo in 19 venues. One of these people is me. Here they are:
Late on the draw again, but the seventh year of International Pwoermd Writing Month is about to begin, and I'm not going to fail to announce it.
Yes, it's late here, on the eastern coast of the United States, on the day before the last day of March as I write this, and it's that final day elsewhere on the globe.
So I've plenty of time to announce that I'm ready to "curate" (I love using that pompous term for the first time--in this manner) International Pwoermd Writing Month VII.
If you are willing to write a pwoermd a day (or as close to that as you can manage), send word to me, however you wish, informing me of your intentions and telling me where you will post your pwoermds on line.
For InterNaPwoWriMo is an online, worldwide, any-language, open celebration of the pwoermd, which is a word, all by itself, presented as a poem.
The word can be a "normal" word on an invented one. It can be visualized in some way (such as my "Resform" above) or it simply be typed out.
Send me word of your interest. Tell me where your presence exists. We are ready to begin.
[PS "Ghostspelling" compliments of Michael Knies.] pw(o'er)md