I'm not a huge poetry person. I can appreciate poems, and I've memorized a few. Overall, though, they are too overwhelming for me - too much in too little space. Well, and I had a really terrible creative writing professor in college who turned me off poems in a big way.
For April, which is National Poetry Month, I decided to give poems another go. (This has the added benefit of "justifying" my pathetic procrastinating on my WIP.)
Here are some ways you can join me:
POEM A DAY from Poets.org
Poets.org will send a poem a day to your inbox. They also have lots of other poetry related resources. Especially fun are the Free Verse Project, the Poetry Read-a-Thon for classrooms, and the Poster Gallery.
Poetry Terms Hangman
Favorite Poem Project
Traci's List of Ten
I found a list of types of poems at Shadow Poetry.com. I will attempt, during April, to write a poem in each type. I would love to have a cohesive theme, but I'm going to be lucky just to get them written.