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2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 13

I don't know if I need to point this out, but I will anyway. Please give the guest judges some loving each day. As with everyone else involved with this challenge, they've graciously volunteered their talent and--more importantly--their writing time to contribute to this project. Please check out their work and, if you like what you read, buy their books.

For today's prompt, write a confession poem. For some poets, this may come naturally--confessing feelings, actions, and/or intentions. For others, it may be hard to get personal. That's OK; take on another persona and write a "confession" for that person, animal, inanimate object, whatever.

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2015 Poet's Market

2015 Poet's Market

Get your poetry published!

Writing poetry is one thing; getting it published is something else. Take advantage of the best print resource for publishing your poetry today with the 2015 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer.

This annual reference includes new articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry, explanations of poetic forms, poet interviews, new poems, and hundreds of listings for book and chapbook publishers, print and online publications, contests and awards, and so much more–all for poets!

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Here's my attempt at a Confession Poem:

"forever"

you are always a poet
others may not know it

but you should--& you could

change the world with your words
even if it's just mine

or your own--don't discount

the importance of reaching
within yourself to discover

all that's there--i declare

you are always a poet
you are always a poet

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Today's guest judge is...

Terri Kirby Erickson

Terri Kirby Erickson

Terri Kirby Erickson

Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of four collections of poetry, including In the Palms of Angels, winner of a Nautilus Book Award and other prizes, and A Lake of Light and Clouds (both from Press 53). Among her many honors and awards are the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize and the Poetry for their Freedom Award.

Erickson's work has appeared in the 2013 Poet's Market, The Writer's Almanac, American Life in Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, The Christian Science Monitor, North Carolina Literary Review, Verse Daily, and many others.

For more information, visit her website www.TerriKirbyErickson.com.

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Poem Your Heart Out, Volume 2

Poem Your Heart Out, Volume 2

Poem Your Heart Out again!

The prompts from last year’s challenge along with the winning poem from each day ended up in an inspired little anthology titled Poem Your Heart Out. It was part prompt book, part poetry anthology, and part workbook, because each day includes a few pages for you to make your own contributions.

Anyway, the anthology worked out so well that we’re doing it again this year, and you can take advantage of a 20% discount from Words Dance by pre-ordering before May 1, 2015.

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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