June Poetry Prompts

Prompts are drawn from the media—print, broadcast or social.

Collaborating poet Elena Karina Byrne offered these prompts to Terry Wolverton:

• …low energy transfer orbits to the Japanese lunar (from Wikipedia on Edward Belbruno)

• An Iceberg Flipped Over, and Its Underside Is Breathtaking (Smithsonian.com)

• DOUBLE GAME (Book title: Sophie Calle)

• Birthday Cake Shot (Instructables.com)

Terry Wolverton offered these prompts to collaborating poet Elena Karina Byrne:

  • Sundown Over Ghost Town (album title, Ellen Jewell)
  • Set Yourself on Fire (song title, from American Spring, Anit-Flag)
  • Lions Don’t Eat Us (book title, Constance Quarterman Bridges)
  • Abandoned Detroit Home Filled with Thousands of Flowers (flavorwire.com, May 30, 2015)

We invite readers to write poems in response to one or more prompts (or the fevered writing that results from these prompts) and submit  in the Comments section. The best Reader Poem we receive in June will win a $25 prize.


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