Hello, everyone! We’re really starting to wind down now. I’ll miss this – and you!
Our featured poetry resource today is The Favorite Poem Project, the online presence of a large-scale effort spearheaded by former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, to foster interest in poetry by collecting and showcasing Americans’ favorite poems. You’ll find videos of people reading their favorite poems, along with text of the poems themselves, as well as information about the history of the project and the various books, DVDs and other materials that it has engendered.
And now for our prompt (optional, as always)! It’s the weekend, so I’d thought we might go with something short and just a bit (or a lot) silly – the Clerihew. These are rhymed, humorous quatrains involving a specific person’s name. You can write about celebrities, famous people from history, even your mom (hopefully she’s got a good name for rhyming with).