Next Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and in the upcoming week, people will be remembering and recounting where they were on September 11, 2001.
This week’s prompt is September 11 poetry.
This week, write a found poem inspired by a source relating to the 9/11 attacks. We highly recommend the 9/11 narratives hosted online by the Library of Congress as a starting source. Click on one of the links below, then select “View Text” on the resulting page.
- Narrative by Catherine Fitzpatrick
- Narrative by Debbie Spinner
- Narrative by Gage Averill
- Narrative by Henrietta McKee Carter
- Narrative by Josepha Sherman
- Narrative by Judith A. Gray
- Narrative by Kathleen Clark
- Narrative by L. Gerald Hatfield, Jr.
- Narrative by Niloofar Mina
- Narrative by Owen Burdick
- Narrative by Sully Sullivan
- Narrative by Susan Shwartz
- Narrative by Terry Benczik
Another potential source is the 9/11 Commission Report, available online for free.
As always, we invite you to share your poems or links to your poems in the comments section below.