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The best prompts, poems and news from DAY TWENTY of #NaPoWriMo/#NPM15 /#NationalPoetryMonth.

Best of the Prompts

West Trestle Review’s “Through the Eyes of Your Nemesis prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “My (blank), the (blank) TITLE prompt “
ARTSPEAK # “Van Gogh’s Flowerbeds in Holland”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Fireside Yarn prompt”
Imaginary Garden w/ Real Toads’ “What’s Your Name? prompt”
Wild Violet’s “Stream of Consciousness Poems after Barbara Guest”
REWIND Adele Kenny’s “Food poetry prompt”
REWIND Poem Virtual’s “Domestic Poems after Kevin Prufer’s Seeds”
REWIND Cupertino Poet Laureate’s “Monday, Monday poems”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Molly Spencer| “Survival Guide for the Girl Trying to Avoid Capture”
Jericho Brown| “N’em”
Ava Leavell Haymon| “What the Witch Wanted” (video)
Carolyn Caddy| “Editing the Moon”
Mark Strand| “Dreams” (read by Maria Popova)
Julia Alvarez| “Hairbands”
Marilyn Chin| “How I Got That Name”
Orlando White| “Circle Shape”
Mary Robinson| “January, 1795”


Four Poets on the Legacy of Amiri Baraka at Lit Hub
An Index of Contemporary Irish Women Poets