Inspired by a line by Christopher Clauss: Does it seem like there’s a German word for everything? Adam couldn’t find one for “the offensive houseguest,” so he invites you to do so in a poem.
We didn’t write down Adam’s actual prompt for this week, so here’s one that he reminded us of instead: write a poem about your ex-boyfriend (alternatively, make it about one you never had). If possible, use a quotidian yet highly complex metaphor.
Create a poem based on accidental emphasis– one where the narrator (or someone else) presents an idea garnered from improper inflection.
Inspiration: Where Adam used to work, the owner would send out weekly newsletters of encouragement filled with incorrect punctuation. During a busy holiday season, one such newsletter read "We would like to "thank" our "employees" for their "hard work" this season. All! of you "hard workers" will be receiving the "bonus" you deserve."
Surprisingly, none of us were fired.
From occasional Cantab server, Emily Carrol: Give a certain bossy bartender directions to go fuck himself.
(That last phrase may be slightly paraphrased.)
In Mesa Arizona, Roads That Dead End Later Rise Again. I'm Sorry, Not Mesa, I Was Thinking Of Phoenix.
Write a poem about a city that prevents you from reaching your destination. For bonus points, make it a sestina. For an extra degree of difficulty, use landmarks for all your ending words.
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