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

Best of the Prompts

NaPoWriMo’s “Bridges prompt”
30dpc “Change of Scenery prompt”
Mslexia’s “Ridiculous Self-Portrait prompt”
Negative Capability Press’ “Diamante prompt”
West Trestle Review “Reinvention prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “2forTues Matter/Anti-Matter prompt”
Stories& Slams’ “Newsworthy Villanelles”
Wild Violet’s “Y is for Yadu prompt”
Pink Ink Press’ “Fast Forward prompt”
The Language Inside’s “Virtues after Kay Ryan prompt”
Flashbang Writing Studio’s “It’s Alive! prompt”
Poets& Writers’ “Musical Inspiration prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Ada Limon| “The Great Blue Heron of Dunbar Road”
Wislawa Szymborska| “Possibilities”
Maya Angelou| “Still I Rise”
Jane Hirshfield| “Each Morning a White Bull Steps Shining Into the World”
Millissa Alger| “Empty Cradleboard”
Seamus Cashman| “I too begin with scaffolding” from the Sistine Gaze(video)
Claire Trevien| “Whales”
Dorianne Laux| “Disturbance”


Founder of ELJ Publications Talks Poetry, Emerging Writers and Mental Illness Awareness
Speculating Darkly: A Poetry Folio at Harriet the Blog