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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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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 12
Posted by mamta on Saturday, April 12, 2014 (15:46:07)

Poetry News: Wow! What a turnout this year for the poetry challenge! Chances are pretty good that by the end of the weekend, we'll have more than 10,000 comments on the prompts-with a chance at surpassing 20,000 for the month.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 11
Posted by mamta on Friday, April 11, 2014 (14:59:50)

Poetry News: One of the refrains from the Austin International Poetry Festival was, "Buy the book!" During poetry month, it's not a bad refrain.

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Writing Exercises Learn About the Art of Haiku at the Library
Posted by mamta on Monday, April 07, 2014 (15:26:42)

Poetry News: April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by learning about these tiny poems and try your hand at writing some.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 7
Posted by mamta on Monday, April 07, 2014 (15:04:26)

She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University. Words Dance Publishing is offering 20% off ...

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 5
Posted by mamta on Saturday, April 05, 2014 (15:19:50)

I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but I actually have a little challenge going on related to my debut poetry collection, Solving the World's Problems . The winner of that challenge gets $500. Click here to read the guidelines . For ...

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Writing Exercises Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (15:40:35)

Poetry News: April is National Poetry Writing Month! To participate in NaPoWriMo 2014, write a poem each day this month.

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 2
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (15:39:37)

Poetry News: Tammy and me are heading to Austin, Texas, this morning for the Austin International Poetry Festival.

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Writing Exercises A Poem A Day: National Poetry Writing Month Gets Underway
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (15:25:24)

Poetry News: Rejoice, ye wordsmiths, for National Poetry Writing Month , is upon us! Founded by Maureen Thorson , as an offshoot of National Novel Writing Month , NaProWriMo is an annual project, spanning the month of April, in which participating poets strive to write a poem a day.

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 260
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (15:33:32)

Poetry News: This is the final Wednesday Poetry Prompt before the 2014 April PAD Challenge . By the way, have you seen the big news about the April challenge? We're going to have a guest judge for each day of the challenge! Click here to read about it .

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 259
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (10:50:48)

Poetry News:

For today's prompt, write a poem from inside another person's skin. Sound icky? Well, I'm talking more like metaphorically.



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 254
Posted by mamta on Thursday, February 13, 2014 (09:49:20)

But despite all the pop culture, we do talk a lot of poetry too. Click here to read . For today's poetry prompt, write a hair poem. It could be all about hair or hair accessories. The ...

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 252
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (17:11:54)

Poetry News: Before today's prompt, be sure to check out this interview with me over at the Poets and Artists website , in which I'm asked 10 questions, including which poem I'd like read at my eulogy, the saddest poem I've ever read, what I'll never write a poem about, and more.

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Writing Exercises Valentine Poetry
Posted by mamta on Monday, January 27, 2014 (18:15:31)

Poetry News:

Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away, giving you plenty of time to devise a special surprise for that one special person.



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 251
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (15:29:55)

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For today's prompt, write an elsewhere poem. Maybe elsewhere is a physical place-like Ohio instead of Georgia.



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Writing Exercises Celebrate Scottish Bard Robert Burns 255th birthday with The Victoria Freehouse
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (16:26:21)

Poetry News: Esther Rutter, Burns Poetry Expert at the Robert Burns Museum, shows you how to write a poem like Scotland's National Poet, Robert Burns.

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 248
Posted by mamta on Thursday, January 02, 2014 (10:23:20)

Poetry News:

Happy New Year! I stayed up late with Tammy watching the Twilight Zone marathon and a few of the ball dropping programs near midnight.



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 248
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 (17:47:26)

Poetry News: Happy New Year! I stayed up late with Tammy watching the Twilight Zone marathon and a few of the ball dropping programs near midnight.

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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 247
Posted by mamta on Thursday, December 26, 2013 (04:19:09)

Poetry News:

For today's prompt, write a gift poem. Giving gifts, receiving gifts, coveting the gifts of others, admiring gifts, planning gifts, and so on.



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 246
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 (18:18:22)

Poetry News:

Another Wednesday, another poetry prompt. Yay! But before we get to the prompt, I just wanted to share that a few of my poems have been published in the most recent issue of Poets Artists .



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Writing Exercises Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 244
Posted by mamta on Thursday, December 05, 2013 (05:06:47)

Poetry News: I hope everyone had a fun and successful November of poeming. I know I did. Now, it's time to get back to our Wednesday poetic gatherings .

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