I got this book, 52: Write A Poem A Week by Jo Bell and various for Christmas and I just love the idea of it. It's a collection of poetry writing prompts for every week in a year and it includes a poem with each prompt to give the reader an example of sorts but also to introduce certain types of poetry writing techniques. It sounds pretty good for a complete beginner like me. If I'm honest, I've only read the first prompt and poem and have been mulling it over ever since (I read that first prompt on Christmas Day, ha!)
But that's a thing I want to do this year. Perhaps not every week and who knows? Maybe I won't use this book for inspiration or guidance for long. But it's a start. Poetry has had such an enormous impact on my life over the last couple of years and I really want it to play a part in my present and in my future too.
Do you have any creative goals for yourself in 2018?