One of our editors and friends has been hospital-bound and going through a bout of illness lately. So to make her smile, we’re dedicating this week’s poetry prompt to her. Using one of the following as your source text, we invite you to craft a ‘get well soon’ poem.
This holiday season, every mall, shopping center and photo studio needs its own supply of Santas. For those malls who didn’t get a Santa directly from the North Pole, they’re forced to take a more traditional hiring route: by posting a job ad. This week, we invite you to craft a found poem from language sourced in job ads for Santa.
MLB finds poetry in its own rules, Twitter as an aid to crowdsource fiction, and more in our poetry news and resources roundup.
At a time reflected by fear- and hatemongering language, creating the hazardous binary discourse of “us versus them,” Philip Metres’ Sand Opera reminds us it’s not that simple; we can’t let ourselves believe it is that inhuman.
You might not be Cher, but you can still explore what you’d do if you could turn back time by participating in this week’s poetry prompt. To start, choose a text with a sequence — something like a diary, a travel narrative or a series of letters. Next, hop over to TextMechanic and input your text into the Reverse Text Generator.
We find poetry everywhere from dance to sports in this week’s news & resources roundup.
Stars of the 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory recently reunited on the Today show to celebrate the film’s 44th anniversary. For this week’s prompt, take inspiration from Mr. Wonka himself by crafting a candy-inspired poem. Visit the Candy Wrapper Archive (yes, there truly is a website for everything) and craft a poem from words you find on the wrappers.
A paradox is a statement that apparently contradicts itself and yet might be true (or wrong at the same time). So, too, with some poetry.
The latest in found poetry, calls for submissions, and poetry in the existing and everyday (wherever we might find it).
The Voyage of the Sable Venus aims to transform, translate, and orient the reader simply by handing them a map of history and experience saying “Go. Now.” and sending them toward an uncertain territory whose boundaries are imperceptible and variable.