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
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.
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.
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.
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
This week let’s write a split the difference poem. No need for separate checks, we’ll keep is simple. Post your work below.