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Writing Exercises Write a Persona Poem
Posted by RZS on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 (19:01:58)

Poetry News:

As we continue to explore different approaches to poetry, today we are going to look at the persona poem. Persona poems are poems written from a perspective other than your own.



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Writing Exercises Six Tips For Writing Poetry About Difficult Subjects
Posted by staff on Sunday, September 21, 2014 (22:35:51)

Helpful Tips: The Writer's Resource Center offers great tips to enhance your poetry writing on unfamiliar topics! CLICK HERE for full list!

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Writing Exercises How to write in the acrostic poetry form
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (18:54:49)

Poetry News: The acrostic poetry form is fun and easy to learn. For this reason it is very popular in elementary and middle school poetry programs.

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 280
Posted by LostInTranslation on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (14:32:06)

Poetry Prompt: Robert Lee Brewer's lesson begins, "Before we get into today's prompt, be sure to check out my first year as a traditionally published poetry author. In the post, I share things that I think I did right, missed opportunities, and what I'm doing now.



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Writing Exercises Robert Lee Brewer's Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 279
Posted by chameleon on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (18:04:07)

Each week, Writer's Digest poetry editor supplies a poetry prompt to his readers and invites them to share their responses in the comments to his blog post. This week's prompt: "For this week’s prompt, write a messing around poem. There are a number of ways to take the phrase “messing around,” and I expect y’all will explore that territory well. For me, I’m going to write my poem and get back to messing around. Happy poeming!"

Read the full entry and post your own responses at Writer's Digest!


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Writing Exercises The American Scholar Crowdsourced Poetry
Posted by chameleon on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (13:47:17)

Over at The American Scholar, they've got a fun new(ish) exercise going on. The magazine's blog Next Line, Please, is a weekly exercise in crowd-sourced poetry. Each Tuesday, readers are invited to contribute the next line to a poetic WIP (work-in-progress) in collaboration with a well-known poet. So far, Next Line, Please readers have written a sonnet, a haiku and a tanka. They're currently collaborating on an acrostic poem.

Check it out and join the fun at The American Scholar - Next Line, Please!


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Writing Exercises Robert Lee Brewer - Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 278
Posted by chameleon on Thursday, September 04, 2014 (12:33:38)

Each week, Writers Digest poetry columnist Robert Lee Brewer posts a new poetry prompt and opens the comments to reader submissions. It's a fun, supportive community with good poetry and helpful comments and discussion. Check out this week's prompt at

WritersDigest Wednesday Prompt!


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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 273
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (14:17:04)

Poetry News:

There are only a few constants in my life: One of them is that I know I'll share a prompt and poem on Wednesdays.



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 272
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (15:04:18)

Poetry News: I'm a little under the weather today, but that won't stop me from poeming. In fact, I'll use it as inspiration for this week's prompt.

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 271
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (16:53:45)

Poetry News: Before we get to the prompt this week, a few things: first, don't forget to write a golden shovel for the latest WD Poetic Form Challenge ; second, Dressing Room Poetry Journal published one of my poems .

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 270
Posted by mamta on Thursday, July 10, 2014 (01:42:00)

Poetry News:

For this week's prompt, take the phrase "Blame ," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.



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Writing Exercises Writing elegies and memory poems
Posted by mamta on Thursday, July 03, 2014 (12:49:36)

Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? (Hamlet, V.i) Poetry has, from its beginning days onward, been a tool of remembrance. From Homer's Iliad through Tennyson's The Charge of the ...

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Writing Exercises Writing tercet and triad poetry
Posted by mamta on Thursday, July 03, 2014 (12:42:40)

Poetry News: The tercet is a poetry form with Italian roots. One of the most famous examples of the form is Dante's The Divine Comedy .

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 268
Posted by mamta on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (01:07:33)

Poetry News:

In case you missed it, I have another poem posted at Kind Over Matter . The poem is titled " discovery ."



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 266
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (14:00:31)

Poetry News: If you haven't seen it, I had a poem published over at Kind Over Matter this past weekend.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Next Steps
Posted by mamta on Friday, May 02, 2014 (00:46:45)

Poetry News: First off, there's a lot of poetry and poeming that happens around the Poetic Asides blog throughout the year.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 27
Posted by mamta on Sunday, April 27, 2014 (14:51:37)

Learn how putting constraints on your poetry through poetic forms, blank verse, and other tricks can actually free up your poetry writing skills and enhance your ...

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 26
Posted by mamta on Saturday, April 26, 2014 (15:41:21)

Poetry News: Poetry is so much bigger than any one poet, genre of poetry, or school. It's also bigger than any one blog or website.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 21
Posted by mamta on Monday, April 21, 2014 (15:25:19)

If you want some professional feedback on your poeming efforts, the Writer's Digest Advanced Poetry Writing course is a great place to start. Deborah recently co-edited The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish ...

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 20
Posted by mamta on Sunday, April 20, 2014 (10:22:16)

If you want some professional feedback on your poeming efforts, the Writer's Digest Advanced Poetry Writing course is a great place to start. Tammy asks us all to hold hands as Will and Hannah lead the prayer so fast that no ...

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 18
Posted by mamta on Friday, April 18, 2014 (14:23:16)

Poetry News: One of the cool things I was asked to do already this year is to be a guest judge at the InterBoard Poetry Community for the first three months of the year.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 17
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 17, 2014 (15:52:03)

Poetry News: Yesterday afternoon, I posted about the value of poetry . Spoiler alert: It's more than just publication credits and rolling around in hundred dollar bills.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 15
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:30:58)

Poetry News: Want to learn more about me than you thought you could possibly handle in one interview? Great! One of my favorite poets, Nin Andrews, interviewed me over on the Best American Poetry Blog.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 14
Posted by mamta on Monday, April 14, 2014 (14:56:08)

Poetry News: Yesterday, I mentioned how guest judges Daniel Nester and Vince Gotera suggested possible poetry prompts.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 13
Posted by mamta on Sunday, April 13, 2014 (15:34:25)

Poetry News: I often come up with prompts for my weekly Wednesday Poetry Prompts on the fly. However, I try to get all my prompts for the monthly challenges set before the month starts-to avoid "prompt block."

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