Away, Again

So, I’m off again.  Tomorrow morning I leave for the Catskills in eastern New York to attend another conference/workshop for my day job.  I would be looking forward to the trip, but it seems like all I have done the last few weeks is rush, rush, rush, bounce, bounce, bounce, from one place to another.  When I get back on Wednesday, I am looking forward to some downtime where I can wrap up the semester. 

So, dear readers of The Scrapper Poet, I know that April is National Poetry Month, but I don’t know if much poetry is going to get written/revised/read on the homefront. Still, there are plenty of things to keep a willing poet busy.

First, there’s The Big Poetry Giveaway.  Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win one of three great choices.  If you are new to my blog, please leave a comment and I will approve the comment when I get back from my trip.

Second, there are plenty of poetry prompts to go around, including Poetic Asides where Robert Lee Brewer has kicked off another PAD challenge for the month of April.

Third, have you seen what Dave Bonta is doing?  He is reading one book for every day in April and reporting his findings on his blog.  Quite ambitious.  I’m looking forward to reading his blog.

Finally, take a look at the newest edition of Broadsided, where my friend/fellow Pennsylvanian poet Gabriel Welsch has his poem, “No Diving” posted, along with artwork by Jim Benning.

I will be away from my computer from Sunday morning until Wednesday evening!  Thus, if you email me, you will have to wait a bit for a response.

Happy April, everyone!


  1. Hang in there, Karen! It’s crazy days for most of April and then, the wrapping up of another academic year. Woo hoo!

  2. Karen Said:

    Thanks Sandy — April is always crazy for me! I don’t know why I think that every year is going to be different!

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