How poetry prompts are born and links to new “Prompted” poems

Grandma and grandkid educate each other. What’s poetry? What’s a head?
  • Prompted: the explanation
  • 4/1(from dirty thirty) “won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton
  • 4/1 (from nahaiwrimo) JESTER
  • 4/1 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) floating
  • 4/1 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Spell Check Not Allowed!
  • 4/2 (from dirty thirty) “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón
  • 4/2 (from nahaiwrimo) QUIVER
  • 4/2 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) pathway
  • 4/2 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) The Future Will Be Maskless (or Not)
  • 4/3 (from dirty thirty) “Ode to Sitting in a Booth” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  • 4/3 (from nahaiwrimo) WELLSPRING
  • 4/3 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) ignite
  • 4/3 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Witch Way Do We Go
  • 4/4 (from dirty thirty) “canvas and mirror” by Evie Shockley
  • 4/4 (from nahaiwrimo) EAVE
  • 4/4 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) blessing
  • 4/4 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) This Line: Otters, That line: Jupiter
  • 4/5 (from dirty thirty) “Starlight Multiplication” by Aracelis Girmay
  • 4/5 (from nahaiwrimo) VINE
  • 4/5 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) catch
  • 4/5 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Serendipity
  • 4/6 (from dirty thirty) “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros
  • 4/6 (from nahaiwrimo) ADOBE
  • 4/6 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Journey
  • 4/6 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) What Happens near Vega Stays near Vega
  • 4/7 (from dirty thirty) “Lore” by Nancy Huang
  • 4/7 (from nahaiwrimo) QUAGMIRE
  • 4/7 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Baffle
  • 4/7 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Link Rhyme
  • 4/8 (from dirty thirty) “My Mother’s Colander” by Dorianne Laux
  • 4/8 (from nahaiwrimo) BALSAM
  • 4/8 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Sharp
  • 4/8 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Poetry is Dead/Not Dead
  • 4/9 (from dirty thirty) “On Negative Capability” by John Murillo
  • 4/9 (from nahaiwrimo) APOTHECARY
  • 4/9 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Hazy
  • 4/9 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) There’s Some Light In My Darkness
  • 4/10 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Answer
  • 4/10 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) The Shape of Things to Come
  • 4/10 (from dirty thirty)“Court-Bouillon” by Clemonce Heard
  • 4/10 (from nahaiwrimo) BAZAAR
  • 4/11 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Capture
  • 4/11 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Humanity’s Ocean
  • 4/11(from dirty thirty) “I Turned Myself into Myself & Was Jesus” by Nabila Lovelace
  • 4/11 (from nahaiwrimo) GARB
  • 4/12 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Grace
  • 4/12 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) The End of the Line
  • 4/12 (from dirty thirty) “My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work” by Tiana Clark
  • 4/12 (from nahaiwrimo) TILLER
  • 4/13 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Fortune
  • 4/13 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Let’s Get Metaphorical
  • 4/13(from dirty thirty) “Second Aubade for Singapore” by Janelle Tan
  • 4/13 (from nahaiwrimo) CONJURE
  • 4/14 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Essence
  • 4/14 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) In the Sci-Fi Version of Your Life
  • 4/14 (from dirty thirty) “I Don’t Miss It” by Tracy K. Smith
  • 4/14 (from nahaiwrimo) BOBBLEHEAD
  • 4/15 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Dancing
  • 4/15 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Crazy Eights
  • 4/15 (from dirty thirty) “Ode” by Paisley Rekdal
  • 4/15 (from nahaiwrimo) MYSTAGOGY
  • 4/16 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Linger
  • 4/16 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Pillow Talk
  • 4/16 (from dirty thirty) “Language of the Brag” by Sharon Olds
  • 4/16 (from nahaiwrimo) GUMPTION
  • 4/17 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Heart
  • 4/17 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Getting the Best of Your Inner Critic
  • 4/17 (from dirty thirty) “you’re welcome” by Bernard Ferguson
  • 4/17 (from nahaiwrimo) STUBBLE
  • 4/18 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Margin
  • 4/18 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) So Much Depends
  • 4/18 (from dirty thirty) “Hip Hop Ghazal” by Patricia Smith
  • 4/18 (from nahaiwrimo) TROVE
  • 4/19 (from dirty thirty) “O Small Sad Ecstasy of Love” by Anne Carson
  • 4/19 (from nahaiwrimo) SAGE
  • 4/19 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Nimble
  • 4/19 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Declutter Yourself
  • 4/20 (from dirty thirty) “To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” by Ross Gay
  • 4/20 (from nahaiwrimo) WINKLE
  • 4/20 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Scatter
  • 4/20 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Alliteration Always Amplifies
  • 4/21 (from dirty thirty) “On The Beach” by Mary Oliver
  • 4/21 (from nahaiwrimo) WHIMSY
  • 4/21 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Pace
  • 4/21 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Cross Rhyme
  • 4/22 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Venture
  • 4/22 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Let Me Tell You A Story About My Best Friend
  • 4/22 (from dirty thirty) “To Dream in Spanish” by Juan J. Morales
  • 4/22 (from nahaiwrimo) SKERRY
  • 4/23 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Wonder
  • 4/23 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Shake Your Speare
  • 4/23 (from dirty thirty) “love is / a rat” by Peach Kander
  • 4/23 (from nahaiwrimo) LACONIC
  • 4/24 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Kettle
  • 4/24 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Hi, It’s Me or E=MC2 k? 😉
  • 4/24 (from dirty thirty) “Demeter to Persephone” by Alicia Ostriker
  • 4/24 (from nahaiwrimo) FRIAR
  • 4/25 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Oxygen
  • 4/25 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press)  At Your Wit’s End
  • 4/25 (from dirty thirty) “I believe I pant I bewilder” by Sarah J. Sloat
  • 4/25 (from nahaiwrimo) PENGUIN
  • 4/26 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Rising
  • 4/26 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) The Sweetest Not-So-Sweetest Thing
  • 4/26 (from dirty thirty) “the moon rose over the bay. I had a lot of feelings” by Donika Kelly
  • 4/26 (from nahaiwrimo) SPOOKY
  • 4/27 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Satchel
  • 4/27 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Why RBG Haunts
  • 4/27 (from dirty thirty) “A Modest Proposal” by Jubi Arriola-Headley
  • 4/27 (from nahaiwrimo) COFFIN
  • 4/28 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Quest
  • 4/28 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press)  I’m Moving Out or In
  • 4/28 (from dirty thirty) “Practicing” by Marie Howe
  • 4/28 (from nahaiwrimo) BILK
  • 4/29 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Caution
  • 4/29 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) Multiple Choice Quiz
  • 4/29 (from dirty thirty) “We Sleep Like Horses” by W. Todd Kaneko
  • 4/29 (from nahaiwrimo) MOUNTEBANK
  • 4/30 (from dirty thirty) “kitchenette building” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • 4/30 (from nahaiwrimo) DIGERATI
  • 4/30 (from Poem a Day via Oregon Writers Colony) Thrill
  • 4/30 (from Poem a Day via Two Sylvias Press) You’re Uniquely You and Poems are Thankful for That


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