Okay, poets, it’s National Poetry Month and you know you’re gonna be writing some poems. So why not enter a Reader Poem here, for a chance to win $25? Use one of these prompts to inspire you, or you can wait until our fevered writing gets posted.
Poetry Prompts from Angela Peñaredondo:
• Dis-Assembly Lines: gestures, situations, and surveillances (from Women & Performance Journal)
• A Garden & Honey Do’s (Courier Journal)
• Secrets of Velvet Worm Slime (International New York Times)
• There he was, sheepish and handsome on the elevated platform (The New Yorker, April 9, 2001)
- At Pepperdine’s Surf Chapel, prayers some in waves (L.A. Times)
- Herd of goats gets loose, chases children (Huffington Post/Weird News)
- If you’re reading this, it’s too late (album title, by Drake)
- The world’s most oblivious driver lives in Canada (www.roadandtrack.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 April..