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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”


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