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This is kind of what TWITTER felt like today with all the prompts, poems and helps being flung around for the kick-off of National Poetry Month.  Here’s a guide to a best of the best…………….

Best of the Prompts

ARTSPEAK #1: “Baby at Play” (Picture prompt from the National Gallery of Art archives)
Mslexia “Never in a Love Poem love poems”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Resistance Prompt”
Poetry in Motion’s “Letter to Your 15-Year-Old Self”
Tweetspeak “Poetry Jeans”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Fool’s Prompt”
Kris Bigalk’s “Borrowed TIGER to PRAYER”
PoMoSco (Various activities for Badges)
30dpc “Snapshots”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Gabrielle Bates| “Carousel”
Galway Kinnell| “The Bear”
Matthea Harvey| “The Straighforward Mermaid”
Hailey Leithauser |”Was You Ever Bit by a Dead Bee?”
Yehuda Amichai| “Ballad of the Washed Hair”
Susan Rich| “Nocturne”
Dorianne Laux| “A Short History of the Apple”
Rokhl Korn| “On the Other Side of the Poem”
Maggie Smith| “Where Honey Comes From”


Big Poetry Book Giveaway
poets and shoes Tumblr
Essay “The Art of Trusting the Invisible:A Manifesto”