These experiences and questions matter. They are, in fact, vital. I’m grateful for the way Zucker tends to them and the way this book tries to make space for something new.
I always feel better when I’m making something, and today’s soundtrack was an essential reminder. It’s time to refocus and it’s time to shift and these seasons I loathe (fall and winter) may be the perfect opportunity. For once, I’m thinking they could be good for me. Perhaps I can use them to get my feet back under me?
POETRY PROMPT / I break down Dobby Gibson’s “Inside the Compulsion to Wonder Lurks the Will to Survive” as a source of inspiration for your own poem about how we’re responding (or not responding) to the climate crisis.
POETRY PROMPTS / These original poetry prompts for NAPOWRIMO are simple, straightforward and designed to get you writing quickly!
How does Zucker convey such emotion while deploying such sparse, well, emotion? In portraying the flatness of love (habitual) and life (deflated), how does she gut us like she does?
It’s important to find happiness and satisfaction in poetry activities that do not revolve around notices of acceptance. Here are 7 ways to cope (thrive, even!) when you get stuck thinking in terms of success and failure. As a bonus, they make you both a better poet and a better literary citizen.
And so I make toast. But not just any toast. It’s the omg-do-you-know-what-would-taste-so-good-right-now-?! toast, also known in my family as “pan toast.” Medium hot skillet. Melted butter. Bread. It’s better than toaster toast because the bread stays moist on the inside. It melts in your mouth. Pan toast is not Pinterest-worthy. It’s not Instagrammable. But it’s everything you ever need: comfort.