There is someone in your life (your mother, your ex, your high school teacher) whom you would never invite to a poetry reading. Write a poem to convince them that they should come.
Inspired by Dawn Gabriel's "Paris Of Troy's Answering Machine", write a poem in the form of a voicemail message.
Some weeks, Adam forgets he has to write a prompt, and ends up listening to the poets near the end of the open mic list, desperately hoping one of them will say something that inspires inspiration inspirationally.
This week, after hearing a line by Ed Wilkinson, Adam gave a prompt that Simone interpreted below.
Our bartender claims this is not a complicated prompt:
write about the silence before the horse with no name was named.
Write a poem where the events occur at the wrong speed. For example, if you are writing about the death of someone important to you , write an excruciatingly detailed account of the room where you were before you found out, spend a line or two on the death, and then move on to describe what happened after.
Inspired by a workshop by (information to be placed here when Adam gets the correct name)
Write Or Die
Scott Woods's Twitter Prompts
Rachel Mckibbens' Prompt Blog
The 30/30 Prompt Blog
Asterisk And Sidebar Prompts