Hello, all. This is our final Friday in NaPoWriMo . . . just a few more days to go!
Today’s featured journal is Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, which has published NaPoWriMo-er Vinita Agrawal. Cha focuses on work from and/or about Asia, and is currently accepting submissions for its September 2014 issue.
Today’s featured participant is Retirement Legs, who really got into the spirit of yesterday’s masonry prompt!
And now for our (optional) prompt. Anaphora is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase “A time to,” as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora. But you don’t have to be the Old Testament (or a Byrds song) to use anaphora. Allen Ginsberg used it in Howl, for example. This post by Rebecca Hazelton on the Poetry Foundation’s blog gives other great examples of anaphora in action, from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech to Homer Simpson. So today, I challenge you to write a poem that uses anaphora. Find a phrase, and stick with it — learn how far it can go. Happy writing!