Boston Poetry Slam
October 31, 2019
Write a poem about a soothing sound.
October 3, 2019
Write a poem from the perspective of a bird (any bird).
September 16, 2019
You are on a date. A ferret appears. Write what happens next.
September 5, 2019
Looking for something emotionally important to you, you instead find a set of keys. Do you recognize them? Where do they belong?
September 1, 2019
Put together a series of your best unfinished first stanzas to create a single poem.
August 22, 2019
Imagine how a single, small change in technology or circumstance would have completely reshaped our world.
August 16, 2019
Describe an animal as though you’ve never seen it before, in a way you’ve never heard before.
August 1, 2019
Describe an advance of planning, prep work, or advance communication that would make your job, emotional growth, or daily life much, much easier– despite the fact that you know you will never do it.
July 26, 2019
Write or print out an older poem of yours that you’ve let out into the world, but that you think could use some updating or editing. Create a new poem around, over, and in its margins.
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.
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