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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 089

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out my recent post on the lune. (Click to continue.) ***** For this week’s prompt, write a lightbulb poem. By lightbulb, I mean the … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 088

Before the prompt, here are a few announcements: Be sure to check out the WD Poetic Form Challenge: Ghazal. (Click to continue.) Bruce Niedt passed along that Diane Lockward (interviewed here) is … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 087

Time to get back into our weekly Wednesday Poetry Prompt groove. If you still haven’t submitted up to 5 poems for the April PAD Challenge, click here to read the guidelines on … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

Today is the final day of April, which also means it is the final day of the 2010 April PAD Challenge. It has been an amazing month of poeming and community, but … Read more

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 29

Today is the last day to cast a vote for the Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere competition. As of a few minutes ago, I was holding a 2-vote lead, though I was … Read more

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

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