As an invitation for you to give them a chance — as a reader and/or writer — I thought I’d share examples of inventive poetry forms, along with some of what I’ve learned by digging into these wild, wonderful poems.
POETRY PROMPTS / Simple, straightforward prompts to use as inspiration for this year’s poem-a-day extravaganza!
MORE THAN 50 LIST POEMS / I love reading list poems. I love writing them. And when it comes to getting poem drafts started quickly (a big help when doing poem-a-day challenges), they’re lifesavers.
POETRY PROMPT / I introduce three poems by Ruth Madievsky — “Electron,” “Wormhole” and “Tuning Fork” — and invite you to use them as inspiration for your own drafts.
POETRY PROMPT / I break down Ada Limon’s “Lover” as a source of inspiration for you to write a love poem to a word you love.
POETRY PROMPT / I break down Kendra DeColo’s “I Pump Milk Like a Boss” as a source of inspiration for your own poem about caregiving.
POETRY PROMPT / I break down Dorianne Laux’s “I Never Wanted to Die” as a source of inspiration for you to write a love poem to your favorite time of day.