This week let’s write a philosophical poem. The trick is not to make it too abstract. Post your concrete example in the comments below. Advertisements
This week let’s write a lost poem. We lose things all the time, keys, games, patience, patients. Post your findings in the comments below.
Post your reaction in the comments below. I’m eager to read what blows in.
Yesterday I attended a “close read” of T. S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land where we tried to figure out all the references and strange allusions. It was a lot of fun despite the subject matter and now I think all feel like we at least have a handle on what it might mean. It’s … Continue reading
This week, let’s write a merger poem. If you’re like me, you have more unfinished poems lazing around your hard drive than finished ones. Take two more-or-less at random and trying merging them together then post the amalgamation in the comments below.
This week let’s summon some warmth and write an August poem. Even though it’s six months away, we can still imagine late summer. Post your results in the comments below.
This was a visual poetry prompt from my Germination Workshop last weekend, Paul Gauguin’s painting “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?” which currently resides in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Post your ekphrastic poem below.
Yesterday, I hosted a Germination Workshop where seven poets wrote nine poems each over two hours. Our final prompt was a round robin poetry on demand where we each thought of a word and gave it to the poet on our left. I offered the word “French Fries” and got the word “Chromatic”. Feel free … Continue reading