While I was converting this site to its new template*, I realized I’d never posted poetry video prompt #4 here. This one takes William Stafford’s poem “Starting With Little Things” (from Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems,Graywolf Press) as the model.
Prompt 4: The Sensory World
*Did you notice the new look/navigation? What do you think?
Here’s the second in my National Poetry Month series of video poetry prompts. This week’s prompt includes a poem by Peter Pereira, from his collection What’s Written on the Body. These are intended for the poetry-curious, beginning writers, and anyone who’d like company at the desk. Please share freely, and I hope you’ll leave me a comment to let me know how it goes, OK?
Prompt 2: A Visitation
This prompt features Peter Pereira’s poem “Twenty Years after His Passing, My Father Appears to Us in Chicago, at Bobby Chinn’s Crab & Oyster House, in the Guise of Our Waiter, Ramon” from What’s Written on the Body (Copper Canyon Press).
Over at wapoetlaureate.org, I’ve just launched a short series of online poetry prompts: Poetry for All. These videos are mini versions of the free poetry writing workshops I’m giving all around Washington state. Each combines a model poem with a writing activity, and is intended to be useful to the poetry-curious and beginning writers alike. Here’s the first one.