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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. Advertisements

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

Monday Poetry Prompt: Mergers

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.

Monday Poetry Prompt: August

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.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Chromatic

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

Monday Poetry Prompt: Split the Difference

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

Monday Poetry Prompt: Rainy

This week let’s write a rainy poem. Why not make it a rainy new year poem, given the date? Post your poetic resolution below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Dissent

This week let’s write a dissent poem. If you’re still in the holiday spirit, feel free to try a Christmas Dissent poem and post the results below.

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