With the Powerball lottery prize at $1.3 billion and climbing, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, poetry punks?
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.
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.
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.
With the World Series upon us, our poetry prompt this week invites you to craft an erasure poem from one of three baseball manuals from Spaulding’s Athletic Library, available on the Internet Archive.
Today, October 21, is Back to the Future Day, the day Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II in order to save his yet-to-be-born children. Celebrate poetry style by crafting a found poem sourced from the Back to the Future scripts.
Write a poem in the form of a debate, or by using debate transcripts as source text.