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

Best of the Prompts

Mslexia’s “Tiny Square prompt”
The Language Inside’s “Boundaries prompt”
Imaginary Garden with Read Toads “3 for 1 Play it Again prompt”
Flashbang Writing Studio’s “So Good You Can Taste It (after Diane Lockward)”
West Trestle Review “How-To Extended metaphor poems”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Words of Shakespeare prompt”
Stories& Slams’ “Conversations w/ Friends prompt”
Wild Violet’s “W is for Word prompt”
NaPoWriMo’s “Persona Poems”
Pink Ink Press’ “The Fabrication prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Gwendolyn Brooks| “We Real Cool”
Mark Jarman| “Then Saw the Problem”
Amy Lowell| “Superstition”
Mary Biddinger| “Burying the Apron”
Jamaal May| “Sky Now Black with Birds” (video)
Robin Scofield| “Three Paintings by Monet”
Claudia Rankine| from “You are in the dark, in the car….”
Marianne Moore| “The Fish”


Asian-American Poets to Watch at NBC news
Painting the Verbal Landscape: Ellen Hopkins at Write All The Words
Ode to the Captain: Discovering Pablo Neruda at fsgworkinprogress blog
Beastly Verse: From Lewis Carroll to William Blake, Beloved Poems About Animals in Vibrant& Unusual Illustrations at Brain Pickings