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WordxWord 30×30 challenge

April 7 - May 6

April is National Poetry Month (it’s also Distracted Driving Awareness Month – among 2 dozen other “month” things …) and WordXWord celebrates by throwing out 30×30, a month long challenge that asks you to take your mind to the poetry gym everyday for a month. 30 poems in 30 days. Everyone is welcome.

30/30 Live: New this year, in 2021, they will host by-weekly live events (on zoom) where anyone who wants to can share their work. Take the challenge. Follow the prompts, write your poems.

“Think of it as a puzzle,” they say, “a game, some silliness, and — with a little luck — some art. We promise your brain will grow two sizes if you make the commitment.”

Here’s how it works: They will post a prompt-a-day. Local poets and writers take it and run with it. They have a Facebook group where anyone can post work who feels like it. If you prefer to grab the prompt and keep your work to yourself, that’s cool too. Prompts can range from random words and pithy quotes to poetic problems to solve.

How do you join? You join the 30/30 Facebook group. You can also find the daily prompts at 3030poetry.com. You can play along at home (ie do the work, but not post), or you can have a friend who does do Facebook post for you.

Rules? Yes, there are a few. This is not a forum for ranting, hating, demeaning or disparaging. And no promotions, videos, images, etc. Keep it poetic.

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