Tips from the Bar: Cellar Door Prompt

As part of Claudia Wilson’s workshop this evening, participants were asked to name their favorite word, or favorite word of the moment. A two-pronged prompt:

Use your favorite word of the moment to prompt a poem, but don’t use that word


Ask someone else for their favorite word, and write a poem that supports or refutes their choice.

Additional inspiration: a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien on the words “cellar door.”