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Poetry Prompts

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

Robert Lee Brewer

Wow! Is it really time for another poem-a-day challenge? Feels like we just finished up April. Well, all I’ve got to say is…bring it on! Let’s poem! For today’s prompt, write a … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 286

Robert Lee Brewer

This will be our final Wednesday Poetry Prompt until December. Beginning on Saturday, the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge will provide a prompt and poem each day of the month. Click here … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 285

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a foundation poem. This could be a poem that reinforces a solid foundation of morals and high ideals. Or it could be about a foundation in the organizational … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 284

Robert Lee Brewer

Before we get into today’s prompt, two things: I need to get a hold of Alana Sherman and Cameron Steele for their bios in the Poem Your Heart Out anthology/prompt/workbook. If you … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 283

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write a natural poem. Some poems just come more naturally than others, and maybe you’re already furiously scribbling. However, here are a few ideas for everyone else: write … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 282

Robert Lee Brewer

If you live within striking distance of Columbus, Georgia, please consider coming out to a poetry reading on Saturday (October 4). I’ll be reading with Megan Volpert (yes, this Megan Volpert) starting … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 281

Robert Lee Brewer

If you haven’t heard yet, we’ve completed the list of finalists and winners from the 2014 April PAD Challenge. 300 finalists, 30 winners. Click here to view the results. And then, share … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 280

Robert Lee Brewer

Before we get into today’s prompt, be sure to check out my first year as a traditionally published poetry author. In the post, I share things that I think I did right, … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 279

Robert Lee Brewer

I’m on vacation this week, which means I’ve been trying to stay as far away from the computer as I can most of the time. Mostly, I’ve just been messing around in … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 278

Robert Lee Brewer

Quick note on the April Poetry Challenge results: We are just three days short of having all 30 days reported. Hopefully, we’ll finish it up between now and the next prompt. Want … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 277

Robert Lee Brewer

How appropriate that today’s post took a while to get on the site. I had already planned on providing an update on the 2014 April PAD Challenge results. They’re coming, and I … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 276

Robert Lee Brewer

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out my announcement of the 2015 Poet’s Market. (Click here.) For this week’s prompt, write a news poem. When I’m really in a creative … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 275

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write an upside down poem. Of course, the poem could be about something (or someone) being physically turned upside down, but it could also be a symbolic reversal … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 274

Robert Lee Brewer

If you missed it, I released a list of 50 poetic forms on Monday. Find the usual suspects (like the sestina and haiku) sprinkled with the unusual suspects (like the paradelle and … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 273

Robert Lee Brewer

There are only a few constants in my life: One of them is that I know I’ll share a prompt and poem on Wednesdays. I hope everyone is ready to let loose … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 272

Robert Lee Brewer

I’m a little under the weather today, but that won’t stop me from poeming. In fact, I’ll use it as inspiration for this week’s prompt. For this week’s prompt, write a tough … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 271

Robert Lee Brewer

Before we get to the prompt this week, a few things: first, don’t forget to write a golden shovel (or three) for the latest WD Poetic Form Challenge (click here for guidelines); … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 270

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “Blame (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 269

Robert Lee Brewer

Non-poetry announcement: The Brewer family moved into a house this past weekend. After years of cluttering up an apartment, we made the decision in late-April to start searching and–bam!–just like that we … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 268

Robert Lee Brewer

In case you missed it, I have another poem posted at Kind Over Matter (they accepted three poems a while back–so a third one will go live sometime in the future too). … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 267

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write a TV-inspired poem. It can be a poem about a game show, talk show, news show, or an entertaining series. The poem can be about commercials, remote … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 266

Robert Lee Brewer

If you haven’t seen it, I had a poem published over at Kind Over Matter this past weekend. Click here to read it. For this week’s prompt, write a poem of industry. … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 265

Robert Lee Brewer

Sorry for the late prompt. It’s just “that time of the year,” I guess. Putting books together, reading through poems, getting ready for week-long camps with the kiddos–oh yeah, and buying a … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 264

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, use a new(er) word in a poem. Merriam-Webster recently added 150 new terms to its collegiate dictionary, including tweep, hashtag, selfie, unfriend, paywall, big data, social networking, and … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 263

Robert Lee Brewer

What an up and down week I’ve had! While it started on the down side, it’s definitely finished way up. Last night, our bid was accepted for the house we want (it’s … Read more

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