National Poetry Month, RIP Adrienne Rich, Poem a Day Challenge

April is National Poetry Month, so happy holidays!

Some of my writer friends have talked me into “celebrating” this holiday by pledging to write a poem every day.

Hmm. Do my other writer friends work?

Of course they do. And of course, I accept the Poem a Day Challenge, for they must not always be masterpieces, or even good poems, or even good drafts of poems that will get better. Just write poems! (She says to herself on April 2, without having yet begun this project…)

Lastly, if you don’t know the poetry or prose of Adrienne Rich, please consider this an official recommendation. Rich passed away at age 82 last Tuesday. She was a major influence on me (see “About This Blog,” for example), and I’m mourning the loss of her voice and the possibility of new poems by her. A good place to start would be her infamous “Diving Into the Wreck,” a poem that says something new to me every time I read it. I hope you enjoy it as much.

Is there a poem you come back to over and over again, one you can never tire of reading?


About Stacia M. Fleegal

York Daily Record multiplatform journalist. Degrees in creative writing from Lycoming College and Spalding University, and a coupla books with my name on them. Central PA native who came home after floating around for a while, but always grounded by words and the places and people I remember.
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