National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 1

For a very early start on day 1, I have ostensibly used the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to ‘write a poem that is based on a secret shame, or a secret pleasure.’ I would not necessarily refer to depression as ‘a secret shame’, but neither is it something I like to share much about on those days when it seems worse. Anyway…

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NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 30: Who will I wake up to be? (reversed) (a poem)

The napowrimo.net prompt for the last day of National Poetry Writing Month 2015 is to either write a poem in reverse, or take a previously written poem and reverse the order of the lines. I will want to come up with a better title for this one, but I worked with the weird dream poem I wrote a few days ago to create this one… Continue reading

Blackout poem

My first serious attempt at a blackout poem, in which you take a page from a book, magazine, or newspaper, then take a marker and cross out text to strategically reveal the words of the poem you are creating. The book I used was In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (2011, Crown Publishers). Since I haven’t really done this before, it took me several pages to arrive at something…

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