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

Best of the Prompts

Stories& Slams’ “Cancer Sonnets”
Flashbang Writing Studio’s “Praise Poems after Christopher Smart”
West Trestle Review’s “First Person POV Historical Figure prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Nature Poems”
ARTSPEAK #22: “Peto’s Straw Hat, Bag and Umbrella”
Apparatus Magazine’s “Elements of Nature prompt”
Miss Rumphius Effect’s “Jumping Into Form: Apostrophe/Poems of Address”
Wild Violet’s “S is for Sevenling prompt”
NaPoWriMo’s “Pastoral poems”
Pink Ink Press’ “Poems about Home”
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads’ “Perfect Love Poem w/ Julia Bird’s Formula”
Mslexia’s “First Time prompt”
30dpc’s “Let’s Get Physical prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Mary Oliver| “Sleeping in the Forest”
Susan Stewart| “Four Questions Regarding the Dreams of Animals”
Natalie Diaz| “Top Ten Reasons Why Indians Are Good at Basketball”
Shane Rhodes| “Still Life with Apple” (w/ commentary)
Sarah Sloat| “Grassland” (video)
Dorianne Laux| “How to Sleep”


Emily Bedard on Reading Luci Brock-Broido in Mexico at Poetry Northwest
Understanding Poetry clip from Dead Poets Society
Talking Guerilla Poetry with C.D. Wright at Deep South Magazine
Poetically Speaking with Lisa Ann Sandell at Miss Print