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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 481

For today’s prompt, pick a writer (any writer), make him or her the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. The poem can be about the writer. Or it can play around with subjects, themes, and characters from their writing. Get creative with it!

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Poem Your Days Away!

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Online poetry prompts are great! But where can you get your poem fix when you unplug? The answer is the Smash Poetry Journal, by Robert Lee Brewer.

This book collects 125 poetry prompts from the Poetic Asides blog, gives poets plenty of room to write poems, and a lot of other great poetic information. Perfectly sized to carry in a backpack or purse, you can jot down ideas for poems as you’re waiting in line for a morning coffee or take it to the park for a breezy afternoon writing session (or on a bus, at a laundromat, or about anywhere else you can imagine–except under water, unless you’re in a submarine or a giant breathable plastic bubble).

Anyway, it’s great for prompting poems, and you should order a copy today. (Maybe order an extra one as a gift for a friend.)

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Here’s my attempt at a Writer Title Poem:

“t.s. eliot”

& i did all that you would let
me do when it was only us
wondering & always on the go

did you know even then
that i would go with you

or were you blindly stabbing &
thinking only of yourself & not i

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 609

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a world-building poem.

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