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DAY NINE of the best prompts, poems and news from your  #NaPoWriMo/#NPM16/#NaPoMo /#NationalPoetryMonth/#poemaday hashtags.

Best of the Prompts

NaPoWriMo’s “Lines You’re Afraid to Write prompt”
NotaLiteraryJournal’s “Magazine Images prompt”
Imaginary Garden’s “Nature’s Wonders prompt”
Poetic Asides P-A-D “Hide-out poems prompt”
Adele Kenny’s “Happiness prompt”
Poetry School’s “Universe prompt”
Mariah Wilson’s “Last Time/TV Character Acrostics prompt”
QuillsEdge Press’ “When I Step Into the ___ prompt”
Found Poetry’s “Erasure poems prompt”
Dear Poet: Write Me’s “Geometric Shape of Goodness prompt”
Mary Carroll-Hacket’s “Where the World Ends, Or Begins prompt”
Mslexia’s “Sestina Challenge”
Winter Tangerine’s “Bad News in a Cheap Motel prompt”
Kate Foley’s “Childhood Memories prompt”
Apparatus Mag’s “Echo prompt”

Poems I Have Loved (Tweeters’ Shares)

Alice Major “Euclid’s Iron Hand”
Linda Parsons Marion “Home Fire”
Rangi McNeil “The Heart is a Foreign Country”
Ted Kooser “Mother”
Flower Conroy “Flushed Brush Strokes Where I Left Imaginary Caresses”
Tanaya Wilder “Back to the Beginning” (video)
Naomi Shihab Nye “300 Goats”
Sophya Giudici-Juarez”Rinforzando”
Caryl Pagel “Red Sky”
Patrick Phillips “Barbershop”
Ruth Lepson “Fielding Dawson Portrait of Cy Twombly”


The Beauty & Difficulty of Nikky Finney (NPR)
Scholastic’s Poetry Picks for Beginning Readers
John Bennet Defines Visual Poetry in the Avant Garde (Ohio Poets Assoc)
Native American Poetry Chapbook list

**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.