A title to prompt your poem:
I Live in the Capital of Everything You Love Is Gone
In honor of the need for more poems for fast-approaching National Poetry Month (note: that’s April, and it’s never more than 11 months away), bartender Adam Stone offers two tips this week:
1. What’s in the back of your mind? The question, concept, or person that’s been bothering you? Get it on the page.
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 …
From Kaveh Akbar’s Portrait Of The Alcoholic With Home Invader And Housefly (available in Calling a Wolf a Wolf):
…It can be difficult
telling the size of something
when it’s right above you — the average
cumulus cloud weighing as much
as eighty elephants.
Using very precise images, explain something seemingly …