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It’s happening again. NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2021.

A multicolored pattern of hexagons in orange, pink, dark and light blue sits behind an orange box with white text that says April is #NAPOWRIMO. Follow along with our daily poem drafts at bloofbooks.com/blog.

Hi! So here’s a new promo code for April: NAPOWRIMO for 20% off all Bloof books (exceptions: the bundle is already discounted more than that, art prints, and used/collectible). If you try it now it might work in March too, wink wink.

What is #napowrimo, you wonder? It’s an unofficial, unaffiliated poetry game played annually by poets all over the world (#glopowrimo). It grew, sort of accidentally, out of a personal challenge Maureen Thorson set for herself one April, many moons ago in the poetry-blog days of yore. I joined her the following year, and others did too, and soon it became an annual, organic free-for-all, a lively everybody-is-invited event.

Maureen’s idea has proven so popular, people have assumed it’s hosted by some Official Org or Institution, but nope. It’s entirely noncommercial and unsponsored. She’s created a site—napowrimo.net—and accompanying Twitter account to share daily prompts and featured participants every day in April, which is really nice of her.

Bloof always hosts a handful of our authors on our blog, and this April will be no exception. Wanna play? You can join in on your own site or social media account. See napowrimo.net for the details.