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The following poetry prompt comes from the Poets & Writers series, "The Time is Now." This prompt is a very specific challenge to write a poem that adheres to a set of formal rules.
Today's prompt is modified from Brian A. Klems's prompt in Writer's Digest:
You come across a pack of matches that sets off a series of uncanny events. Start your poem with “My mother always told me not to play with fire.”
Today's poetry prompts are from WritingForward.com and are designed to generate poems about fall.
Below, you’ll find three lists of words. Your task is to compose a poem using all of the words from one of the lists. You can also get creative any use any of the following alternatives:
This writing prompt is inspired by creativewritingprompts.com (#58). Courtesy of Heather Simons.
A drunk man sits next to you in a bar and starts confessing "the truth." Write a poem that embodies or narrates "the truth," or write a poem from your perspective as the listener.
This week's featured poem comes with a writing prompt. #bonus
Courtesy of Heather Simons, Program Manager for PEN in the Classroom.
A Breath of Air
by James Wright
Today's writing prompt comes from the Poets & Writers "The Time is Now" series.
Poets & Writers provides a whole range of resources for writers, among them a weekly offering of creative writing prompts. Poetry prompts go up on Mondays, fiction on Thursdays. Today, the Write Now prompt goes a little something like this: