Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 613 – Writer’s Digest

Last month, we wrote a mom poem for Mother’s Day; so this month, with Father’s Day upon us… Let’s write a dad poem. While not everyone gets (or even wants) to be a dad, everyone has a dad. On gift card holidays like this coming Sunday, the father is celebrated. That said, not everyone knows … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 612 – Writer’s Digest

For today’s prompt, write an open poem. The poem could be about an open door or window. It could cover a tennis or golf open. Be about a diner that’s open late at night or an open-ended question. This week’s prompt is definitely open to interpretation. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 611 – Writer’s Digest

For today’s prompt, write a water poem. Water is such an important part of everyday life, so let’s give it a little love this week. Write about fire hydrants, water fountains, or sea levels. Write about sprinklers, swimming pools, or staying hydrated in the summer heat. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610 – Writer’s Digest

Last week, the prompt was focused on writing a world-building poem, and that’s inspired this week’s prompt. For today’s prompt, let’s write a “different way of seeing the world” poem. This could be in response to your world-building poem, for sure, but it could also be about the actual world we’re living in. Think about … Read more

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

As we close in on summer, I’m seeing more and more reports of poets getting out and reading their poetry in person. While this has been going on for a while now, it feels to me like it’s picked up steam to near pre-COVID levels recently. (List of Poetic Forms for Poets.) And so that’s … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 609 – Writer’s Digest

Yesterday, we dropped our latest Writer’s Digest Presents podcast episode. This one was based on world-building in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It includes a great interview with poet Jeannine Hall Gailey, who reads a couple poems, talks about promotion for poets, crafting project-based poetry collections, and more. For today’s prompt, write a world-building poem. This … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 608 – Writer’s Digest

A few days ago, we celebrated Mother’s Day in the Brewer household. So I used that as the inspiration for this week’s prompt. For today’s prompt, write a mom poem. While not everyone gets (or even wants) to be a mom, everyone has a mom. On gift card holidays like this past Sunday, the mother … Read more

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Englyn Penfyr

We’re still finishing up the kimo poetic form challenge, but let’s go ahead and start another new poetic form challenge (and keep the kimo poems coming in the meantime). This time around, we’ll write the englyn penfyr, a Welsh tercet form. Find the rules for writing the englyn penfyr here. There’s a lot going on … Read more

30 Poetry Prompts for the 2022 April PAD Challenge (Plus, Your Favorite Poem)

Find all 30 poetry prompts for the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge below. I will link each day back to the original post with a super concise prompt. Just click the link if you need more guidance or ideas on how to come at the prompt. Also, poet Bruce Niedt suggested sharing your favorite poem from … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 607 – Writer’s Digest

Whew! It’s been a few days since I’ve penned a poem, but I’m excited to get back into my weekly rhythm. For today’s prompt, take the phrase “The (blank) Time,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might … Read more