Saturday, April 25, 2015

Writing Weekend Prompt

As your Writing Weekend prompt, select a prompt from this link in yesterday's blog and write a poem. Pay particular attention to your line breaks, positioning the words with the most punch at the ends of lines.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Need a nudge?

What if you're not inspired to write a poem? Consider looking at a prompt, something that bypasses inspiration and gets you writing.

Poet Kelli Russell Agodon has a list of 30 prompts for writing poetry. To explore her list, click here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AuThursday: Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is an American poet whose poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, New England Review, The New Republic, Oxford American, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. He has had two volumes of poetry published: Please (New Issues 2008) and The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014).

Jericho Brown was one of the faculty at the 2014 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference. He teaches English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.

To learn more about Jericho Brown and/or to read some of his work, visit his website.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Writing weekend prompt

Write a poem around the spark expression given below. Make your poem rich sonically by using consonance (same consonant sound, in any part of the word, in several words), assonance (same vowel sound), and alliteration (same beginning sound). For best effect, use these techniques in words that are located close to each other in the poem.

This week's spark expression is "spring cleaning."