#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 18)

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The best prompts, poems and news from DAY EIGHTEEN of #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

NaPoWriMo’s “Urgent Journey prompt”
REWIND 52 blog’s “HOME prompt after Zepeda, Figura or Sheryl St. Germaine”
REWIND Boston Poetry Slam “Urban Myth prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Vowels Poems “
Negative Capability Press’ “Bernadette Mayer Experiments prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “Personifying the Muse prompt”
Flashbang Writing Studio’s “Twitter Poems”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Exploring Music prompt”
The Language Inside’s “Holiday rituals & traditions prompt”
Imaginary Garden w/ Real Toads’ “Words of Nimoy or Pratchett prompt”
Mslexia’s “Eavesdrop prompt”
Wild Violet’s “P is for Prose Poems”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Marge Piercy| “The Scent of Apple Cake”
Jo Pitkin| “Luna Moths”
Anita Endrezze| “This is a Poem About Indians”
Wendy Pratt| “Nan Hardwick Turns Into a Hare”
Joy Harjo| “Insomnia and the Seven Steps to Grace”
Garrett Hongo| “I Got Heaven…”
Michael Dwayne Smith| “How to Grieve”
Chuck Perkins| “Jack”

Miscellaneous

Post-Poetry, Part 1: CryptoPo at Harriet Blog
30 Poetry Foremothers presented by Ellen Moody
Lunch Poems: Lyn Hejinian

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 17)

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The best prompts, poems and news from DAY SEVENTEEN of #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

West Trestle Review’s “Self Portrait with ____ prompt”
Boston Poetry Slam “Quaint Tech prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Swing Poems “
Negative Capability Press’ “Dare to Bitch prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “Frantically Searching prompt”
NaPoWriMo’s “Social Media style prompt”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form: Acrostics”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Bits of Whimsy prompt”
The Language Inside’s “Place, TIme, Change IN A YEAR prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Karen Marie Christa Minns| “Winter”
Matthew Zapruder| “Birds of Texas”
Liesl Mueller| “Naming the Animals”
Monica Ferrell| “The Coin of Your Country”
Kay Ryan| “Tenderness and Rot”
Ed Bok Lee| “Several Mountains”
Kimiko Hahn| “Sparrow” (w/ audio)
Sherman Alexie| “The Pow Wow at the End of the World”

Miscellaneous
Speaker in a Future Age: Ed Bok Lee on Poetry, Places and the Death of Tongues
Cooling the Surface, Tending the Cracks: An Interview with Kay Ryan
Interview w/ Vievee Francis at Muzzle
Artists in Conversation: Kimiko Hahn at BOMB

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 16)

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The best prompts, poems and news from DAY SIXTEEN of #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

Boston Poetry Slam “Directions for Putting Inanimate Objects to Sleep prompt”
REWIND 52 blog’s “Macaroni verse (dual language) prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Science Poems “
Negative Capability Press’ “Documentary Poems”
Pink Ink Press’ “There’s something misleading about clocks prompt”
NaPoWriMo’s “Terzanelles”
Flashbang Writing Studio’s “Back and Forth prompt”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form: Sonnets w/ template”
Mslexia “One Sentence poems”
Imaginary Garden w/ Real Toads’ “Visionary Art prompt”
30dpc’s “Fake Commencement poems”
REWIND Pooky Poetry’s “Poems featuring the Opening & Closing of Doors prompt”
Found Poetry’s “Tax Form prompt”
Tweetspeak” “Sestina prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Eric Nelson| “Apostrophe to Apostrophe”
Rita Dove| “Ach, Wien” (w/ audio)
Theodore Roethke| “Elegy for Jane”
Jeremy Freedman| “The Duck Lady”
Nikki Giovanni| “Ego Tripping” (video)
W.S. Merwin| “Thanks”
Rita Ann Higgins| “Be Someone”
Adrian Blevins| “How to Cook a Wolf”
Sherman Alexie| “Steel Anniversary”

Miscellaneous

20 Black Poets You Should Know (and Love) at The Root
Celebrating National Poetry Month w/ Jynne Martin podcast at Books on the Nightstand
Catalog of Crime Poetry at The Five-Two blog
Native American Poetry Sampler at Poetry mag
Holocaust Poetry: The Poetry of Bearing Witness at On Being

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 15)

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DAY FIFTEEN, Poets. We are half-way through! Today’s round-up of the best in prompts, poems and news from #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth coming at ya.

Best of the Prompts

Negative Capability Press’ “Poems w/ Colors in the Style of Nelson’s Bluets
The Language Inside’s “Narrative poems after Naomi Shihab Nye”
Pink Ink Press’ “Tabloid Fever prompt”
O magazine’s “Insomniac prompt after Susan Rich”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Adjectives as Titles prompt “
NaPoWriMo’s “Poems That Address Themselves”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Through The Opposition’s Eyes prompt”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s Jumping Into Form: Found Poems”
REWIND Being Poetry’s “Fairytale prompt”
Wild Violet’s “M is for Memory prompt”
REWIND Lee Hynes’ “(Visual) Paper Poems prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Maggie Smith| “Wren Songs”
Ada Limón| “Sharks in the Rivers”
Barbara Crooker| “Peeps”
Ha Kiet Chau| “A Bird’s Eye’s View”
Iain Haley Pollock| “Violets For Your Furs” (w/ commentary)
Jorie Graham| “Coaltrains Crossing the Wyoming Prairie”

Miscellaneous

9 L.A. Poets Giving Latinos a Voice
Punctuation and Poetry at Poets Online
Journals Accepting Summer Submissions at Blogalicious
Paula Meehan: The Poet at 60
Timothy Green’s Take on Submission Fees at Best American Poetry blog
Modigliani and the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova at the Telegraph
Poetry and Grief at Harriet Blog
Poetry as a Way of Thinking: Interview w/ James Author at 32 Poems

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 14)

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The best of the prompts, poems and news from DAY FOURTEEN of #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth. I hope you’re still writing.

Best of the Prompts

Poetic Asides P-A-D “2forTuesday honest/dishonest prompt “
NaPoWriMo’s “Dialogue Poems”
Negative Capability Press’ “Family Photo Prompt”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Destination prompts”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s Jumping Into Form: List Poems”
REWIND 32Poems’ “Love Poem as a Traffic Ticket or Other Official Documents”
REWIND “Lockward’s Word Chain prompt” at The Music In It blog
Tristan Tzara’s “Dadaist Cut-Up Poems prompt”
Wild Violet’s “L is for Lanterne prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “The End of Something prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Lawrence Schimel| “Journeybread Recipe”
Karen Skolfield| “How to Locate Water on a Deserted Island”
Kwame Dawes| “Tornado Child”
Mary Alexander Agner| “Jump the Chromosome”
Wallace Stevens| “The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain”
Aimee Nezhukumatathil| “Self Portrait as C-Section Scar”

Miscellaneous
Virtuosic Metaphors: Interview w/ Lee  Ann Roripaugh at Heavy Feather Review
Giving Poets Room to Speak Meaningfully: Chat w/ Kaveh Akbar at The Review Review

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 13)

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DAY THIRTEEN has arrived with a blanket of rain in NOLA. Wishing you sunny skies!! Here is the  best of today’s prompts, poems and news from #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth>

Best of the Prompts

Imaginary Garden w/ Real Toads’ “Joan Didion springboard prompt”
Mslexia “Stripped Poems (minus descriptors)”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Confession Poems”
30dpc “Meta Poems”
NaPoWriMo’s “Riddle Poems w/ Plath”
The Language Inside’s “Turning Points (in present tense) prompt”
REWIND The Daily Post’s “Ode to Things in Drawers w/ Apostrophes prompt”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Exploring Deepest Fears prompt”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s Jumping Into Form: The Ekphrastic Poem
ARTSPEAK #13 picture prompt: A Monday Washing, NYC (artist unknown)
Wild Violet’s “K is for Kantan Chamorrita (form from Mariana Islands similar to battle rap)”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Kim Addonizio| “What Do Women Want?”
Jane Kenyon| “Let Evening Come”
Theodore Roethke| “Orchids”
Terannce Hayes| “The Deer”
Kathleen McGookey| “Monkey Island”
Louise Gluck| “The Evening Star”
Osma Alomar| 2Poems/Fables

Miscellaneous

On Building a Word-Hoard at Ploughshares
Tessa Gratton on Gloria Anzaldua at Poetically Speaking
Featured Poet: Katie Manning at Negative Capability Press
Poetry and Pho: Hoa Nguyen Shares Lyricism and a Recipe at ArtCritical
10 Books of Scottish Nature Poetry (including Kathleen Jamie’s newest)
Journals that Pay for Poems at PoetryHasValue
Latino Poets Video Project at Codex Journal
Poetic Wandering: Walking Tour Highlights Literary Harvard
The Poetic Species: Sociobiologist E.O. Wilson in Conversation w/ Robert Hass on Science& Poetry

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 12)

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DAY TWELVE, Beautiful Bards!  BoneSparkblog is here with all the best prompts, poems and news from #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

Mslexia “Biographical Poems in the Third Person”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Damage Poems”
30dpc “It’s a Thin Line prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “Plath Vibe prompt”
NaPoWriMo’s “Prose to Poem prompt”
The Language Inside’s “Working on Voice in the First Person poems”
Writing Knights Roundtable’s “Vestigial Words: Kipe (meaning to steal) prompt”
REWIND The Daily Post’s “Future Sonnets w/ Chiamus prompt”
West Trestle Review’s “Barbie (or other character) poems”
Negative Capability Press’ “Pain Pot prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Doireann Ní Ghriofa| “Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree”
Rae Armantrout| “Exact”
Adrienne Rich| “A Woman Dead in Her Forties”
Jordan Abel| “Orphan”
Sandra L. Faulkner| “When Hello Kitty Registers for the Working Cats Conference, Security Confiscates Her Catnip”
Emma Trelles| “Autorretrato Quintina”

Miscellaneous

FSG asks What’s Your Poet Animal?
The Art of Being Rejected at Book of Kells
On Poetry and Pop Culture at Coldfront
Interview w/ Ken Letko: The Mulch Pile and Germinating the Next Project
Freda Laughton and the Critical History of Women’s Poetry at Bogman’s Cannon
Poet Mariachi Daniel Garcia Ordaz at Corazon Bilingue (radio interview)
On Poetics, Identity & Latinidad: CantoMundo Poets Speak Out

Sunday Sentence #29

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My weekly contribution to David Abrams’ “Sunday Sentence” project in which participants share the best sentence read during the past week “out of context and without commentary.”

Somehow I too must discover the smallest constituent element, the cell of my art, the tangible immaterial means of expressing everything. 

 SOURCE:  from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters on Cézanne.

 

 

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 11)

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Welcome to DAY ELEVEN, Poets! BoneSparkblog has all the best prompts, poems and news from #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

 

Best of the Prompts

Mslexia “Letters to and from Objects prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Seasonal Poems”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Ode to Vice or Deepest Desire”
30dpc “Love/Hate prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “Childhood Friend or Foe prompt”
NaPoWriMo’s “Sapphics prompt
The Language Inside’s “Helper poems”
Writing Knights Roundtable’s “Chin Music (aka Gossip) poems”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Karen Cragio| “Inventory”
Ash Bowen| “Half Abecedarian Love Poem”
Adrienne Rich| “Fox” (w/ audio)
Kalani Bird Clarke| “water fall”
Denise Duhamel| “Old Love Poems” (w/ audio)
Mary Crow| “Black Running From the Faucet”
George Moore| “Quantum Teleportation” [scroll]

Miscellaneous

The Use of the Personal in Lyric Poetry
Maxine Hong Kingston: Lunch Poems

#NationalPoetryMonth Round-up (Day 10)

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DAY TEN and still going strong! BoneSparkblog, your one-stop source for the best prompts, poems and news from #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

Mslexia “On This Day Wikipedia poems”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “HOW Title Prompt”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Farmer’s Market poem”
30dpc “Prosaic Fan fic”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form–Limerick/Grimerick”
Pink Ink Press’ “What I Really Meant to Say Was”
NaPoWriMo’s “Abecedarian poems”
The Journal’s Shortlist of prompts
Negative Capability Press’ “Billy Collins poem”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Claudia Emerson| “Lock”
Sue Goyette| “Cooked to Tears”
Saeed Jone| “Blue Prelude”
Kim Roberts| “Protandric”
Dorianne Laux| “Lake Havasu”
Francesca Bell| “Revision”
Charles Rafferty| “The Reductionist”

Miscellaneous

The Art of Blackout Poetry
Poetry Mixtape Volume V
Notes on Poetry, Poetry on Bank Notes
What Rhymes With Undead? A Look at Zombie Poetry

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