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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

If you live in or around Northern Georgia, try getting out to Blue Ridge on Saturday for the Blue Ridge Writer's Conference. I'll be there and leading two sessions focused on poetry. Click to continue.

For today’s prompt, we've actually got two prompts (that is, a Two-for-Tuesday prompt). Here we go:

  1. Write an experienced poem. Or...
  2. Write an inexperienced poem.

The word "experience" can be applied to a multitude of things and situations. Soo... there's a lot of possibilities today!

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Poet's Market 2016

Poet's Market 2016

Publish Your Poetry!

The 2016 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.

In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on WritersMarket.com. All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.

Click to continue.

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Here’s my attempt at an Experienced and/or Inexperienced Poem:

“Knowledge”

The more experienced I get
the more cautious I get.

Sometimes I think it's better
to have no clue what I'm doing,

because then, I just drive forward
and jump without looking:

the sort of bravery you find
with inexperience.

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Robert Lee Brewer loves April, and he's got a lot of experience managing this poetry challenge. Of course, being experienced doesn't mean he has any idea what he's doing: It just means he shows up and flings spaghetti on the walls of his blog.

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Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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