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Your one-stop source for the best of the prompts, poems and news from DAY SEVEN of #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

ARTSPEAK #7: “Elizabeth Moutal’s Mortars and Pestles
Mslexia “Childhood Utterings Prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Love Poems & Anti-Love poems”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Sex? poems”
30dpc “Looking Ahead prompt”
Wild Violet “F is for Figure of Speech”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form–Senryu”
The Language Inside’s “Everyday Images w/ Repeated Lines”
Pink Ink Press’ “Romance &Affectionate Moments prompt”
PBS’ El Velador (The Nighwatchman): Place-based Poems
National Museum of the American Indian “Strawberry and Chocolate” picture prompt
Atlas Obscura “Natural Wonders: Grand Prismatic Spring” factoid prompt
Storybird “Poetry Roulette”
NaPoWriMo’s “Money poems”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Thuli Zuma| “90trilliion” (video)
Shakespeare| “Sonnet 126” (read by David Tennant)
Yusef Komunyakaa| “The Shortest Night”
Martha Silano| “Peach Glosa”
Gary Soto| “Oranges”
Sarah Heller| “Leaving Egypt”
Emily Skaja| “Self-Portrait with Hawk & Armada”
Jane Hirshfield| “Tolstoy and the Spider”


Ashberry on Poetry & Visual Art
Interview w/ Poet Terri Witek
Uplifting Verses from 11 Strong Female Poets
Eating Lorca: Nouns You Can Smell (Kristin Naca at Poetry)
George Washington as Poet
Poetically Speaking: The Surprises of Poetry
38 Gifted Poets on Twitter
Kimberly Blaeser and the Revelatory Power of Poetry
O Magazine’s 12 Books of Poetry to Savor
Interview: Mary Biddinger
Bankhead Visiting Writers: Robert Hass