Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 343

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For today’s prompt, write a poem about a book. The book could be your favorite, or one that you loathe. The poem could literally be about the book, or maybe written in the voice of a character.


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Here’s my attempt at a Poem About a Book:

“Winesburg, Ohio”

There are so many stories to write
that nobody knows about. Paper
pills and hands, a man of ideas, or

the philosopher. Stories about
respectability, godliness,
loneliness, sophistication, and

adventure. The thinker, the teacher,
and mother. An awakening and
something a little bit queer. Drink and

departure from Tandy. The untold
lie and the book of the grotesque, all
of it swirling like a sudden death.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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