Poetry Prompts from AK Toney:
“Two Children May Have Died for You to Have Your Mobile Phone” (Inter Press Service News Agency)
yet the name “coltan” elicits quizzical looks. (thestar.com/insights)
What makes anything worth having and owning has a lot to do with preserving art and culture within a natural environment. (kcet.org/departures)
New City Election Dates and Schedules; One-Time Adjustment To Align Terms with New Election Dates By 2020. Charter Amendment 1 (Official Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet)
L.A. inmate escapes from jail, is found in hot tub (Los Angeles Times)
Prophet of Respect (The Huffington Post/Black Voice)
King of sea lions spotted in Southern California waters (scpr.org)
Scientists take the first ever photograph of light as both a wave and a particle (businessinsider.com)
All prompts are drawn from the media — print, broadcast or social media.
Readers are encouraged to write and submit poems of your own, inspired by one or more of these prompts. There will be a $25 prize for the best poem we receive from a reader in March.