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2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 28

Since we’re so near the end, I’m going to start linking to the guidelines for any poets who wish to submit up to five of their favorite poems from the month (by … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Before we get into the prompt, I want everyone to click here to read the new Poem Nicely rules. 99.9% of the readers of this blog do not fall into this category. … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

I make all the prompts for these challenges in advance of the actual month. It’s often hard enough to write a poem each day, so I don’t want to freeze up on … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 25

We’re getting down to the final days of the challenge. This is the point in the race where you can see the finish line; so dig deep and finish with a sprint. … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 24

Just drove all night from Georgia to Ohio and am about to get a little sleep. Knowing I’ll probably be even more out of it later this morning than I am now, … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 23

For today’s prompt, write an exhausted poem. The poem can be a first person account of your own exhaustion, or it can describe the exhaustion of someone (or something) else. Heck, I … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

Time to solicit feedback from those who are having to try more than five times to post their poems, please send me an e-mail at robert.brewer@fwmedia.com with the subject line: More Than … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

First, I just want to thank everyone who’s voted for me so far for Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. It really means a lot to me, not to mention the nice comments … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 30

Hard to believe, but we made it through the entire month of April. Go us! Please check back tomorrow to learn the details of what to expect in the future as far … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 29

Wow! More than 450 comments are already posted to the sestina prompt. You guys are tough to shake or rattle. I promise the last two prompts of this month will be softballs … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 28

Apparently, Day 27′s comments were wiped clean sometime last night. Please re-paste your poem in the comments for Day 27. (Click here to go to Day 27′s prompt.) I apologize for the … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 27

After today, we’ll be just three days away from closing out this challenge. 3 days! We’re so very, very close. I know we can do it. For today’s prompt, I want you … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 26

For today’s prompt, I want you to write a poem involving miscommunication.  It can be miscommunication between two people or misinterpretation of some sort.  I will leave it up to you guys … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 25

Only 5 more days left to go!  For today’s prompt, I want you to pick an event; make that event the title of your poem; and then write a poem. Think birthday. Think holiday. … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 24

Sorry for the late posting time this morning. Computer issues. In fact, I hope this attempt to post actually goes through before it crashes again. For today’s prompt, I want you to … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 23

After today’s poem, we’ll just be a week away from completion! Can you dig it? I don’t know if you’re the same as I am, but I’ve found doing this prompts actually … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 22

For today’s prompt, I want you to write a work-related poem. Work doesn’t have to be the main feature of the poem, but I want you to “work” it in somehow. And … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 21

We’re now 3 weeks into April! And to celebrate, we get a 2-for-Tuesday prompt. Hurrah! Here are the two prompts for the day (you only need to choose one, unless you’re all … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 20

We’re now 66.7% of the way through April (after finishing today’s poem). Despite crazy technological snafus, I think we’re going to make it. Only 10 days to go after today! Yay! For … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 19

I apologize for the problem some people were having yesterday with posting their poems. I think it is fixed now, because I was just able to successfully leave a comment on Day … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 18

After today’s poem, we’ll be 60% of the way through this challenge. Woo-hoo! For today’s prompt, I want you to write a poem with an interaction of some sort. The interaction does … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 17

As with so many others who’ve been participating in this challenge, I am amazed not only by the quantity of poems submitted to Poetic Asides, but also the quality. And the creativity. … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 16

If you feel up for it, be sure to share your favorite poem from the first 15 days of the challenge here. ***** For today’s prompt, I want you to pick a … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 15

After today’s poem, we’ll be half-way there. 50% of the way. It’s all downhill from here. And other half-way stuff. (For some reason, I’ve got Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” song … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 14

Important Note (please read): It appears most of the poems posted for Day 13′s prompt have been wiped out of the system. There are currently only 49 comments. This means you’ll need … Read more

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