Poemorama at Paper Poetry

Belated Poemorama Thank You

With humble apologies and an explanation

Carolyn Hastings
Paper Poetry
Published in
5 min readJun 14, 2024


A white and ginger cat sitting awkwardly on a purple velvet seat next to a round cushion with a bold, abstract eye design.
Photo by author — when a cute cat photo seems like the right choice!

When life has gotten in the way
or stopped you in your tracks
you overlook important things
like giving praise and thanks

Hello to our dear Paper Poetry friends,

It is with a humble heart-in-hand that I write, on behalf of Suntonu Bhadra, Indubala Kachhawa, and myself, to express our belated gratitude to everyone who joined us for Poemorama 2024. Whether you contributed a poem of your own, or commented, read, clapped or highlighted another writer’s Poemorama story, we are sincerely grateful for your support.

This year was the third time we’ve run Poemorama — our annual month-long celebration of poetry in sync with April being National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo.

April! 😲

And now it’s June! 😳

That’s how belated this thank you message is. 🥺

While we sincerely apologise for our tardiness, I am not about to make excuses for it. I do, however, feel you deserve an explanation.

As some of you already know, the three of us here at Paper Poetry — Suntonu, Indubala and me — have each been…



Carolyn Hastings
Paper Poetry

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.