In preparation for Found Magazine's National Poetry Month Scouts Challenge, I'm writing a poem a day based on other peoples' prompts, as well as some moderate to advanced form poems. In case any of them end up being good enough to publish, I'm keeping them on this hidden (shhhhh......) portion of the blog.
Here are the prompts:
1. Selling a Haunted House (from https://scottwoodsmakeslists.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/my-poetry-prompts-for-national-poetry-month/)
2. Bukowski Drunk Dials __insert person or intangible concept's name here__ (ibid)
3. Weather Report From Hell (ibid)
4. The Norton Anthology Of Contemporary Exes (ibid)
5. Did I Ever Tell You About The Time...a poem where you talk about something true that your close friends and family don't know about you. Does not have to be traumatizing. (http://nicolehomer.tumblr.com/tagged/prompt)
6. Declare Your Privilege Like One Of Those "I Set My Kids To An Ivy League" Bumper Stickers (ibid)
7. Write A Sonnet You Free Verse Slacker
8. Thirteen Ways Of Looking At __noun__ (Wallace Stevens poem)
9. Search a novel or collection of short stories or website or whathaveyou for questions, philosophical or otherwise. Answer them.
10. Create or Deconstruct An Urban Myth (http://www.crookedtreehouse.com/tips-from-the-bar/good-luck-mr-gorsky)
11. Form Time again! This time, compose a Sijo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sijo)
12. Postcards For People Who Won't Leave (http://www.crookedtreehouse.com/tips-from-the-bar/so-so-so-very-long-please-forget-to-write)
13. Chart Your Life By Other People's Achievements (http://www.crookedtreehouse.com/tips-from-the-bar/charting-your-life-by-other-peoples-achievements)
14. Write A Sestina (http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Sestina)
15. The Man He Intended To Shoot (http://kagantrenchard.com/geoff/the-man-he-intended-to-shoot/)
16. Write An Awdl Gywydd (http://poetscollective.org/poetryforms//?s=awdl+gywydd)
17. This one is complicated, and thus, it gets separated from the pack:Choose a book of poems you feel passionately about. It can be one you love, or one you despise. Ask the book a question you are pretty sure it won't have a literal answer to (don't ask an Emily Dickinson book about flies or em-dashes, don't ask Bukowski about alcoholism, and don't ask Nikki Giovanni about dead civil rights leaders)Open to a random page and let a line or couplet or stanza be your answer.Repeat for as many questions as you'd like.
18. Write A Bop (http://anexerciseindiscipline.com/2012/10/16/poetic-form-the-bop/)
19. Explain A Really Mundane Activity (clipping your toenails, tying your shoes, walking down stairs) In An Overly Poetic Way
20. Write A Mathnawi (http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/2011Challenge/form9.html)
21. Translate A Poem Or Song To Modern Dialect
22. Write A Pathya Vat (http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/orient/pathyavat.html)
23. A Series Of Short Stanzas About Every Year Of Life You've Lived Thus Far (e.g. if you're 32, write 32 stanzas)
24. Write Something Ridiculous And Funny And Give Yourself A Damned Break
25. Take One Of Your Form Poems And, Using Only The Words Contained Therein, Remix It Into A New Poem
26. Write A Couplet (does not have to rhyme) That Is, In Itself, A Complete Poem
27. A Hobby Or TV Show That You Love Pens You A Poem About How Your Love Is Unrequited
28. Write A Staccato (http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/staccato.html)
29. Write A Series Of Images That Tell A Story Without Ever Explaining Their Purpose
30. Write A Gigan (http://dianelockward.blogspot.com/2013/01/an-invented-form-gigan.html)
31. Your Grandmother Explains The Adult You've Become To Your Mother
What Is This All About?
This page is where the content from previous poetry blogs have been condensed. It's not on the menu, since most of these projects are over, or on hiatus, but the posts are still here to peruse.