Last week, divisive chanteuse, Taylor Swift, released the fastest viewed Youtube lyric video of all time. Forget whether it has one of the wonkiest choruses of all time, ignore the actual video's crimes.
A lyric video is filled with graphics that sometimes reflect the actual lyrics of the song, but sometimes represent the rhythm of the song.
Pick a song that you love or hate, and write a Lyric Video for it. Don't write down the lyrics, assemble images to represent how the song's movement and lyrics feel to you. Be as surreal as you feel comfortable with.
Rachel McKibbens uses a technique she calls Ghost Lines, where, to prompt a poem, she gives you a line from a poem or prose piece that you use to start your own poem. When you're done with your first draft, you erase the author's line, and your left a poem that's entirely of your own creation.
This week's Ghost Line comes from Wanda Coleman's Bathwater Wine: “When the book is closed, the words starve.”
For at least the last few weeks, the world has been a relatively terrifying place for many of the people I care about. Let's be real simple this week and just write about a place where you still feel safe.
Discuss a time you took someone you care about to a play, a movie, a poetry slam, a concert, some cultural event you love. What was your purpose in taking them there? Did they enjoy it? Did it change the way you interacted going forward?
Write about a time someone you cared about took you to an event that was out of your experience zone. Something you didn’t imagine you’d be at all interested in. Did you become interested? Instead of focusing on your relationship with the person who brought you, discuss how it altered your perception of the thing they exposed you to.
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