A to Z 2016 · Poetry

P is for “Patchwork”

Not on purpose, I swear, but P landed on a poetry prompt; a rather appropriate prompt, too: A cento, Latin for “patchwork,” is a poem composed entirely of fragments and lines taken from other poems and/or written sources. Try creating your own patchwork poem by incorporating lines from various poems in a poetry anthology. For inspiration, read David Lehman’s… Continue reading P is for “Patchwork”

A to Z 2016 · Poetry

K is for “Kaleidoscopes from the Heavens”

Another poetry prompt! I was a massive procrastinator today, but I wasn’t going to bed before posting this. I WILL FINISH THIS CHALLENGE. I think pretty much all of my prompts come from Poets & Writers: Between 2011 and 2014, the American Museum of Natural History had an exhibition of scientific photographs made using state-of-the-art technologies.… Continue reading K is for “Kaleidoscopes from the Heavens”

A to Z 2016 · Poetry

G is for (Ode to) The Girl in the Red Shoes

Poetry returns, and today’s prompt has led me to write the sappiest, schmaltzy-est poem I think I’ve ever attempted — an ode. The prompt, courtesy of Poets & Writers, yet again: Write a lyric poem titled “Ode to the Girl in the Red Shoes.” Read the Poetry Foundation’s definition of the ode, for more information.   I’m not following… Continue reading G is for (Ode to) The Girl in the Red Shoes