Found Poetry Prompt: Take Their Advice

The doctor is in

This post is part of a series of weekend found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer at

“Dear Scared of the Future,
There’s a crazy lady living in your head.”

From relationship plights to a myriad of social quandaries to totally fictionalized accounts (surely, right?), advice columns can be a great source for story and the language of life.

This week, write a found poem inspired by advice columns or letters. Here are some columns to start with:


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