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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: 30 Poetry Prompts

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Here are all the 30 poetry prompts in one post.

November was a lot of fun! I wrote more than 30 poems. And I've already received a few chapbook submissions. To make it easier to catch up and/or just write poems, here are the 30 poetry prompts collected in one spot.

(List of poetic forms for poets.)

Each day gives a hint at what the prompt covers. Just click on the link if you need more details or would like to read a few example poems.


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Poem your days away with Robert Lee Brewer's Smash Poetry Journal. This fun poetic guide is loaded with 125 poetry prompts, space to place your poems, and plenty of fun poetic asides.

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30 Poetry Prompts for the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

  1. Enter poem.
  2. Unexpected poem.
  3. Dream and/or nightmare poem.
  4. Blank myself poem.
  5. Ruin poem.
  6. In medias res poem.
  7. This time poem.
  8. Persona poem.
  9. Our blank poem.
  10. Easy and/or difficult poem.
  11. Color poem.
  12. Number in title poem.
  13. Luck poem.
  14. Memory poem.
  15. Meaning of blank poem.
  16. Response poem.
  17. Nice and/or mean poem.
  18. Sea creature poem.
  19. Confession poem.
  20. Target poem.
  21. Tell blank poem.
  22. Bird poem.
  23. Explanation poem.
  24. Love and/or anti-love poem.
  25. Exaggerated poem.
  26. Thankful poem.
  27. What's next poem.
  28. Remix poem.
  29. Wanting blank poem.
  30. Exit poem.
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