A poem-a-day for National Poetry Month

Posts tagged “NaPoWriMo

Prompt #18: NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt brought to you by NaPoWriMo:

Visit this page that lists the sites of all the poets who are participating on NaPoWriMo this year. Without clicking on any of the sites, use the site titles, color schemes and visuals as inspiration for a new poem.

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Reminders for Participants: You can post your poem below in the comments, offer a link back to your site where the poem is posted, or comment about the experience of writing the poem (without actually posting the poem). If you’re going to comment on other participant’s poems, please remember that this is not a critique space — comments should be kept thoughtful and supportive. Lastly, remember you don’t have to use the prompt to write your poem — they’re here for your inspiration but they’re certainly not a requirement.

Let the Wild Poeming Being!


Prompt #05: Strange Little Drawing

Today’s written prompt and image is from Jeremy Edwards.

This prompt is sort of like the infamous New Yorker caption contest. (Infamous because I never won.) Only instead of a caption, your challenge is to create a poem that’s inspired–however loosely–by the strange little drawing I’ve created. So let your imaginations run wild! I think he/she/they/it need(s) all the help you can provide in making some sense.

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Reminders for Participants: You can post your poem below in the comments, offer a link back to your site where the poem is posted, or comment about the experience of writing the poem (without actually posting the poem). If you’re going to comment on other participant’s poems, please remember that this is not a critique space — comments should be kept thoughtful and supportive. Lastly, remember you don’t have to use the prompt to write your poem — they’re here for your inspiration but they’re certainly not a requirement.

Let the Wild Poeming Being!

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About to Begin!

Welcome all of you who’ve committed to doing a poem-a-day for the month of April. We’re just about ready to kick off the big event — hope you’re revving your poetry engines out there and getting your schedule cleared (ha!). In the meantime, we hope you’ll continue to spread the word about poem-a-day: The more poets and writers we have on board, the merrier! There is always a place for more poetry in the world.

In addition, if you’re a poet, we’re still looking for a few good prompts. Want to give a form challenge? How about offering up an inspirational image or quote as a jump-off point? Just send your prompts to notwithoutpoetry@gmail.com.

Two more days before the wild poeming begins!