Poetry Prompts

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2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

Sorry for the late post. Living Poetry celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday I was a featured reader at Carrboro’s Poetry on your Plate. I trust you went to Robert Lee Brewer’s April Poem-a-day Challenge directly but, if not: For today’s prompt, write a prediction poem. Make a prediction. Write about another person’s … Continue reading

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 7

Reminder: for April we’re following Robert Lee Brewer’s April Poem-a-day Challenge. This was yesterday’s prompt: For today’s prompt, write a jealous poem. Maybe you’re jealous. Or maybe someone else is jealous of you–or someone else. Whether envious of another or suspicious of a partner, dive deep into this emotion today.  

National Poetry Month

Welcome to April, National Poetry Month! It promises to be a busy, exhausting month for poets. Many of us will be writing a poem-a-day. For daily prompts I suggest following Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog. I’ll just be re-posting his Sunday prompt here for our usual Monday Poetry Prompt this month. I’ll also be … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Cooked

This week let’s write a cooked poem. Food is very inspiring and everybody eats so post your well done dish in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Philosophical

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.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Lost

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.  

March Visual Poetry Prompt

Post your reaction in the comments below. I’m eager to read what blows in.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: The Waste Land

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

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