2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 14 - Writer's Digest

2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 14

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For today’s prompt, write a report poem. I know, I know: Writing a report sounds about as far away from poetry as flying is to a penguin, but many poems report on a moment or an instance or a scene. In your poem (or poems) today, report on something big and important or small and inconsequential (or small and important--or, well, you get the idea).

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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.

Click to continue.

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Here’s my attempt at a Report Poem:

“another evening”

the husband & wife liked to fight
but only when it didn't matter
neither (or both!) were ever right
but the proud couple liked to fight
raising their voices in the night
in a ceaseless song of chatter
the husband & wife liked to fight
though it never seemed to matter

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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 (Press 53). He is happy to report he's written two triolets this month now.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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