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Poetry Prompts

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

Vince Gotera

I hope you’re having a great time poeming so far. It’s been fun for me, and speaking of fun, I just recently learned about an article on Mashable that listed me and … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

Shaindel Beers

Day 3 is traditionally one of those make it or break it days for poets. After all, it’s easy to show up for a couple dates, but it takes real commitment to … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 2

Neil Aitken

Tammy and me are heading to Austin, Texas, this morning for the Austin International Poetry Festival. If you’re in the Austin area, I hope you’ll get out for some poeming fun. Speaking … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

Traci Brimhall

Here we are. It’s been less than a month since the initial guidelines post for the 7th annual Poetic Asides April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge, but it feels like years. I’ve been so … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 260

Robert Lee Brewer

This is the final Wednesday Poetry Prompt before the 2014 April PAD Challenge. By the way, have you seen the big (breaking) news about the April challenge? We’re going to have a … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 259

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a poem from inside another person’s skin. Sound icky? Well, I’m talking more like metaphorically. For instance, pretend to write a poem from the perspective of Walt Whitman, … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 258

Robert Lee Brewer

A little later with the prompt today, but that’s only because I’m shaking off a poetry hangover from last night in Hickory, North Carolina. Happy to report that I met long-time Poetic … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Guidelines

Poem Your Heart Out

Well, this year will be the 7th annual April PAD Challenge on the Poetic Asides blog, and I’ve never been more excited about it. This year we will make something happen that … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 257

Robert Lee Brewer

It’s been a little quiet at Poetic Asides the past week or so–but that’s only because I’ve been getting all my ducks in a row for the 7th Annual Poetic Asides April … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 256

Robert Lee Brewer

The temperature is supposedly bottoming out today (20-ish degrees colder than yesterday). I don’t know, because I haven’t been outside yet. But it does “sound” cold. Before jumping into today’s prompt, I … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 255

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a handheld poem. Whether it’s video games, smart phones, or soft tacos, the world is filled to the brim with things that can be held in one hand … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 254

Robert Lee Brewer

Duluth, Georgia, is shut down for the second day in a row. Yesterday, it was for the threat of ice; today, it’s for the actual ice. It’s pretty, but I’m not going … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 253

Robert Lee Brewer

I try to plan out prompts ahead of time, because it’s hard enough to think of a poem on the spot. When I looked at today’s prompt, I had to laugh, because … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 252

Robert Lee Brewer

Before today’s prompt, be sure to check out this interview with me over at the Poets and Artists website, in which I’m asked 10 questions, including which poem I’d like read at … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 251

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write an elsewhere poem. Maybe elsewhere is a physical place–like Ohio instead of Georgia. Maybe elsewhere is a season–like summer instead of winter. Maybe elsewhere is a state of … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 250

Robert Lee Brewer

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s poeming time. But first, check out the winner of the somonka challenge. Also, Tammy and me will be reading at various locations for the Austin International Poetry … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 249

Robert Lee Brewer

I hope everyone sent in there November PAD Chapbook Challenge submissions. If you happened to “forget” the deadline or your dog ate your manuscript, I’ll accept late submissions for today and today … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 248

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Happy New Year! I stayed up late with Tammy watching the Twilight Zone marathon and a few of the ball dropping programs near midnight. And that’s where today’s prompt is coming from… … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 247

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a gift poem. Giving gifts, receiving gifts, coveting the gifts of others, admiring gifts, planning gifts, and so on. Consider this prompt a gift from me. Here’s my … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 246

Robert Lee Brewer

Another Wednesday, another poetry prompt. Yay! But before we get to the prompt, I just wanted to share that a few of my poems have been published in the most recent issue … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 245

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write an antique poem. It could be about or involve physical antiques. Or maybe the poem addresses an antique way of thinking, acting, etc. Here’s my attempt at … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 244

Robert Lee Brewer

I hope everyone had a fun and successful November of poeming. I know I did. Now, it’s time to get back to our Wednesday poetic gatherings (until April’s poem-a-day challenge). For this … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

Robert Lee Brewer

Here we are: The final day, the final prompt. Ack! What’ll we do tomorrow? Well, okay, we’ll probably rest tomorrow. But if you’re full of energy, you can start working on your … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

Robert Lee Brewer

Look: I know what today is: It’s “Black Friday,” and there are all kinds of sales all over–people getting into fist fights over the most popular toys and deeply discounted hotdog rollers … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

Robert Lee Brewer

For those of you living in the States, Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you living outside the States, Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for everyone who’s been poeming along this month, whether … Read more

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