2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

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For today's prompt, write an echo poem. This could be a poem with a refrain, or a poem that echoes another poem (or poems) written earlier in the month. A remix poem, if you will. Or it could be about the process of echoes, echo location, or any other spin you can think to put on it.

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Re-create Your Poetry!

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Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!

In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.

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Here’s my attempt at an Echo poem:

“Blood”

We're in your neighborhood and want to suck your blood.
Nothing personal, you see, it's how vampires need to be
since the beginning of time with our fangs and fancy rhymes.

We're in your neighborhood and want to suck your blood.
Give us type A or type B, because we're not too picky
about that for which we thirst, though type O is the worst.

We're in your neighborhood and want to suck your blood.
Though we won't visit in the day, put your crosses away,
plus any sharpened wood sticks and cloves of garlic.

We're in your neighborhood and want to suck your blood.
It just the way we roll, because we've got to pay the toll
for living eternally with our sense of historic mystery.

We're in your neighborhood and want to suck your blood;
nothing personal, you see, it's just how we've got to be.

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.

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This is his eighth year of hosting and participating in the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge. He can’t wait to see what everyone creates this month–not only on a day-by-day basis, but when the chapbooks start arriving in December and January. Fun, fun, fun.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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