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I am so excited to welcome you to DAY ONE of this year’s National Poetry Month! The number of hashtags AND prompters seems to have doubled this year.  A  good sign, I think. Once again, BoneSpark will be your source for a daily round-up of the best prompts, poems and news from your favorite hashtags #NaPoWriMo/#NPM16/#NaPoMo /#NationalPoetryMonth/#poemaday.

Best of the Prompts

NaPoWriMo’s “Lune challenge”
NotaLiteraryJournal’s “Word Salad prompt”
Imaginary Garden’s “April is for Fools & Poets prompt”
Mary Carroll-Hackett’s “Poetry and Power”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Foolish Poems prompt”
Adele Kenny’s “Remembrance w/ Neruda prompt”
Found Poetry’s “Generative Activities w/ Patrick Williams”
HATBOOK’s “#NoticePoem prompt”
30dpc’s “New Day, New Dawn prompt”
ARTSPEAK’s “Pissaro Artist’s Garden prompt”
Mslexia/Poetry School’s “Never in a love poem prompt”
Mariah Wilson’s “Water slide w/ instructions prompt”
Lagan Press’ “Addressing Death prompt”
Mt. Pleasant Poetry Project “10 Ten Words in voice of tree, etc. prompts”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Ellen Bass “Relax”
June Jordan “These Poems”
Margaret Rozga “In the Garden”
Rita Quillen “What the Creek Says”
Emi Mahmoud “Mama” (spoken word)
Beth May “Three Poems about Job Interviews”
Vivian Shipley “Blueprints”
Ada Limon “Service”

Interview with poet Ted Kooser interview at Writer’s Almanac
Free Shel Sliverstein Shel-ebration Poetry Workshop Download
Fine-tuning metaphor with Ted Kooser (Scholastic Young Poets guide)
Scholastic’s Master Class with Sylvia Plath (pdf)


**Poets, if you would like to be featured in 2sDay Poems, have your collection reviewed, guest post in the Poetry Lab or blog on any of the Thoughts on Poetry topics, including Foremother Friday or Small Press Interviews, drop me a line at  bonesparkblog@yahoo.com.