Post It Note Poetry 2017 - Participant guidelines
So the time is nearly upon us and I think we are entering our 4th year of the project.
Only 2 days to go.
February 1st is the day it all begins. If you are new to Post It Note Poetry, check out Co-founder Adam Byatt’s original post here.
The general gist of it is:
- Give yourself permission to write poetry, badly if need be
- Write out that poem on a post-it note and photograph it
- Put it on twitter with the #pinp17
- Do this every day of February (if you can)
I credit Post It Note Poetry for getting me back into writing poetry seriously(thanks Adam and Jodi).
You are posting a poem a day so there’s not really time for agonizing over things too much. There’s no expectations that you write like a Poet Laureate. Hell there’s no expectation that you write good poetry.
Free yourself from the nagging self critic, the inner poetry snob that says - "don’t bother, you’ll never be Les Murray or Dorothy Porter".
The only real rules are that the poem must fit on a Post-It Note ( and even then some folks get creative with the concept of post it note).
I will maintain a curated twitter feed here. I will add twitter posts that have the Hashtag (#pinp17) above.
If Twitter isn't your thing then we do maintain a Facebook Group here.
If you are new to poetry try an English Language Haiku or an American Cinquain. Both of these provide a form that’s not too rigid. Haiku are good for training your observational skills too.