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

Best of the Prompts

ARTSPEAK #: “Renoir’s Head of a Dog
Mslexia “Coffee Shop First Lines”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Dare Poems”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Can’t Live Without You poems”
30dpc “Syntactic Ambiguity”
Wild Violet “G is for Ghazal”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form–Animal Haiku”
The Language Inside’s “News Mine”
Pink Ink Press’ “The Sea Speaks”
NaPoWriMo’s “Palinodes”
Kris Bigalk’s “Dream prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Robert Hass| “The Problem of Describing Color”
Mary Ruefle| “The Hand”
Joel Dias-Porter| “Turning the Tables”
Doireann Ní Ghríofa| “The Headless Woman”
Peter Coghill| “Piet Mondrian and the Fixed Point Theorem”
Ellen Bass| “Ode to the Pork Chop”
Adrian Blevins| “Watching the News Hour”


Poetry and Film (at The Pig’s Wings blog)
The Doubling of Self: An Interview w/ Richard Siken
A.E. Stallings: Writing Poetry (Messenger Lecture)
Lorine Niedecker and the Obstinacy of the Particular