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You’re Not Cool Unless You Write Zombie Haiku – National Poetry Month (#NaPoMo), Day 29

Well, we’re almost done. I tell you, as I’ve been working away on my zombie manuscript this month, the one thing I’m pretty sure of is that I’ve got a lot more writing to do. However, I think I’m going to use next month to edit what I have, and then come up with plan from there.

Here’s some more zombie haiku for you, but I know you frigging love these things.

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Zombie Zombie Zombie Haikuuuuuu! – National Poetry Month (#NaPoMo), Day 24

Still going strong on the 30 in 30 challenge. Last night, my prompt was just to record snippets that might get overheard in my little zombie world. I ended up with about 800 words worth. Nice.

Enjoy some more zombie haiku. On the house.

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Some More Zombie Haiku for National Poetry Month (#NaPoMo) – Day 21 of 30

Hello. I haven’t been posting the past week, but I promise I’ve kept up with my writing. The blog posts had to go on hold so I could catch up with the day job. It happens sometimes.

Here’s some more zombie haiku:

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Poem: “Daylight Savings Sky…” – #NationalPoetryMonth, Day 15 of 30

I wrote this little guy way back in 2008 in my first quarter of grad school. It got published in the short-lived Maverick Magazine (or I think sometimes they were called Project Maverick. It’s so hard to keep track of these things).

The process for this guy was pretty cool. I wrote a series of haikus loosely related to what had gone on that weekend, and then wrote some more frenetic linking lines in between the haiku.

I got this idea after we studied Jorie Graham’s Sea Change in class. We listening to an interview with her talking about the form of the book, and she talked about how she was interested in “exploding the haiku.”

In this caption, I should mention that this is Jorie Graham’s Sea Change, but that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? It’s not a very subtle book cover in that regard.

This was my response to the style found in that book, and my own interpretation of whatever it means to explode a haiku. I also tried to emulate her varied use of the “and,” the “ampersand,” & also the “also.” Sorry, I had to say that last thing. It’s my favorite title for a paper that I’ve ever written.

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My Darling, I Can’t Get Enough Zombie Haiku. #NationalPoetryMonth – Day 13 of 30

I gotta admit it, people: I’m beaten six ways to Sunday this week. Still plugging through this National Poetry Month thing, and I’m loving it. But holy hell I was tired last night.

I was still able to squeeze out this haiku, though. What is it about this form that works so well with zombies?

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Hooray for the weekend.

Finding Fiction in National Poetry Month – Day 12 of 30

So we’re a little over a third of the way through National Poetry Month. I hope you’re keeping up with your 30/30 challenge. I am. It’s neat.

This post is about finding fiction during National Poetry Month, and the interesting way that it has informed my project. I mean, it’s not like fiction got lost, or even that I lost fiction. I’m not really sure what I mean by “finding” it, really. This is a bad paragraph.

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Zombie Haiku Coming at You. National Poetry Month – Day 11 of 30

Another zombie haiku for you today. I’ve really gotta thank my mom for those magnets.

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