Yesterday was the last day of the (first?) “I Doodle, You ‘Ku” challenge. I’ve already been asked if this is going to become an annual thing. I’m not sure! My guess is that we’ll find out come next March. Needless to say, I would call this year a success as I’ve watched poets jump in, build relationships with one another, and comment on each other’s poetry. It’s definitely encouragement to do this again in the future.
So what happens in the meantime?
I’ve compiled links to all 31 days of doodleku over here. If you missed a few days, feel free to go back and catch up; if you want to just go back and reread some of the stellar poems everyone wrote, that’s cool too.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, at the end, I planned to release a PDF, to be titled Things with Wings, with my favorite poems for each doodle. I’m about halfway through, and need some time to sort through everything over the second half of the month. So many good poems. So hard to choose. There’ll be some time between now and the PDF collection’s release, so if you want to get some last minute poems in, go for it! The goal is to have it out by the end of April. If nothing else, it should be a nice way to wrap up National Poetry Month.
In the meantime, thank you, all, for playing along with me this month. The response was more than I could have imagined. The positive feedback, the discussion on other blogs, and everyone’s kind words gave me new confidence in my drawing capabilities (l still call them ‘doodles’ however), something I felt I’d never regain after a major slump in high school. It’s been a privilege to host you all (and your poems)!