Boston Poetry Slam
July 12, 2019
Consider a terrible or unnecessary revolution: the Arts & Crafts Revolution, the Counterclockwise Lawn-Mowing Movement, etc. Write it out and see what changes.
June 27, 2019
From a conversation overhead, without context, at the Cantab bar. Start your poem with the following line:
“I’m no Mary Oliver, but–”
Erase this line when you are finished.
June 20, 2019
Try to convince someone that something you enjoy is worth trying.
June 13, 2019
What’s the first thing you do when you move into a space you expect to become yours?
What’s the last thing you do when you leave?
June 6, 2019
What’s your favorite drink? (No, it doesn’t require alcohol.) What does it say about you?
May 23, 2019
Write about your best night of sleep. Write about your worst night of sleep.
May 16, 2019
A title to prompt your poem:
I Live in the Capital of Everything You Love Is Gone
April 25, 2019
Found poem prompt: pick two songs from any artist (or two different artists). Remix the lyrics into a poem about something entirely different.
April 18, 2019
Your phone tells you something you don’t care about and you respond.
March 29, 2019
Write a ten-line poem wherein each line is a single word containing three letters, making it appropriate to enter as the top 10 high scores on, for instance, a Pac-Man machine.
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