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Listening

Not everyone has the opportunity to attend poetry readings in their local area, but thankfully there are many available online. One source I was browsing…

Prompt: The Future

Future Time by Pete Linforth I read Mary Jo Bang‘s poem “How it will feel months from now” when it was part of the Shelter in…

Prompt: Undoing

Magritte’s “The Treachery of Images” with its caption “This is not a pipe” If only life had an undo button.  In Linda Hillrinhouse’s poem “Tatiana”…

Prompt: Lost (and Perhaps Found)

Jane Hirshfield has a new book of poems out this month titled Ledger (from Alfred A. Knopf). I saw one of the poems on The…

Prompt: Time Passes

A Copernican calendar based on the Sun’s movement through the seasons Humans have many time-keeping traditions. Our calendars track the movement of the Sun or…

Poets on YouTube

Our April writing prompt is closed and we’re putting together the next issue of “Odes to Common Things” and a new prompt for the merry…

Prompt: Like a Seuss

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss…

Using Forgetfulness in Your Writing

I read an article by Lewis Hyde excerpted from his book A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past. In the excerpt, he describes a phenomenon…