December 23, 2017
The petty revenge prompt: write a very specific non-violent revenge fantasy that you are unlikely to actually follow through on.
December 10, 2017
Write a poem about an intense emotion that you have felt/are feeling. Craft it carefully. Begin the poem knowing that you will stop writing when you are only 2/3 of the way down the page, or a minute or less in.
November 24, 2017
Imagine you are gloriously happy in the future.
Write a poem to invent a way to time travel to your expected existence.
November 16, 2017
Did you ever dream of having a pet your parents wouldn’t allow? Did you actually try it (or know someone who did)? Start your poem with the story of your secret animal friend.
November 9, 2017
Consider a part of your job you dislike, or like the least. Transform it in a poem to reclaim it as a part of your job you love.
October 27, 2017
Write a poem in which a ghost appears and does not hurt you in any way.
October 20, 2017
Write a poem about the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you involving a car.
October 12, 2017
Write a horror narrative about something that isn’t really horrific, just bothersome or annoying.
October 5, 2017
Write about a person who is more family to you than anyone in your family.
September 29, 2017
Inspired by a Facebook post from the poet Hieu Minh Nguyen:
Think about a strange, surprising, or wonderful thing your body has done on its own. Focus on your surprise, and write without (or through) shame.
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