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DAY SIX, y’all!  The best of the #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth prompts, poems and news coming at ya…………

Best of the Prompts

ARTSPEAK #6: “Homer’s The Sick Chicken
Mslexia “Wrong Hand Translation Prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Things Not as They Appear Prompt”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Choose Your Own Adventure poems”
30dpc “Invisible Sentence prompt”
Wild Violet “E is for Epistle prompt”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form–Somonka”
The Language Inside’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Breasts (or other objects) poem”
Writing Knights Roundtable “Vestigial Word: Lemniscate (infinity symbol) poems”
Imaginary Garden w/ Real Toads’ “Seeing Stars Prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “I’m Late, I’m Late prompt”
Kris Bigalk’s “In Answer prompt”
Many Hats’ 25 Prompts page
lesfemmesfollesbooks’ Oldest Bra Persona Poem prompt
Writeshop’s Cinquain prompt
NaPoWriMo’s “Aubade prompt”
Tweetspeak’s “Native Air”
Language is a Virus’ “Writing Prompt Generator”
National Museum of the American Indian “Moonlight Fire” picture prompt

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Joyce Peseroff| “Bluebird”
Patrick Phillips| “Elegy for a Broken Machine”
Ernest Thayer (read by James Earl Jones)| “Casey at the Bat” (video)
Naomi Shihab Nye| “How Do I Know When a Poem is Finsihed?” (video)
Derek Walcott| “from Omeros (Book III: Achille in Africa)
Clayton Valli| “Dandelions” (ASL video poem)
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni| “Cutting the Sun”
Natasha Tretheway| “Elegy for my Father”


Slate Poetry Podcasts archive
Poets’ Collective Index to Poetry Forms
Ambassadors for Poetry: Interviews with Three Texas Poet Laureates
Poems for Hunter’s and Anglers
Laotian poet Bryan Thao Worra’s The Tuk-tuk Diaries: Preludes &Postcards (full book on ISSUU)
Guerrero Celebrates First Year as San Antonio’s Poet Laureate
Poet Philip Levine and Degas Give Us An Art Lesson
Poetry in Public Spaces (dverse)
The Voices of Women in American Poetry (video)
The Surprising History of Poetical Misprints