I first started writing poetry on 1 April 2013 for NaPoWriMo. I’m a singer-songwriter and had lost my voice. A friend suggested I try poetry to keep the creativity flowing.
I set up this blog as a place to put the poems, and haven’t stopped since. I missed NaPoWriMo 2014 as I was holidaying in Australia and the Far East, and came back to it in 2015. I’ve only ever chosen to do the one in April.
I mostly followed the themes in 2013, and in 2015, due to time constraints, I decided to only do tanka.
The friend mentioned above is now my partner, Graeme Sandford, and I have much to thank him for; not least for his unwavering encouragement, support and success in getting me to perform and keep on writing.