Welcome back, everyone, for the twenty-fourth day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo!

Our featured participant for the day is The Mother of Adam, where you will find not one, not two, but eleven double elevenie poems for Day 23!

Today’s interview is another two-fer, with the poet Rachel McKibbens being interviewed by the poet Jennifer L. Knox. Both McKibbens and Knox have ties to the “slam” poetry movement, which focuses on performance. McKibbens is known for her work’s direct, fierce, emotional address, while Knox’s poems often exhibit a gonzo humor that can suddenly give way to deep pathos. You can read several of McKibbens’ poems here, and examples of Knox’s work here.

Last but not least, our (optional) daily prompt. Today, I challenge you to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. But I’d also like to challenge you to base your poem on a very particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. Here you’ll find some characteristic images of rabbits hunting wolves, people sitting on nests of eggs, dogs studiously reading books, and birds wearing snail shells. What can I say? It must have gotten quite boring copying out manuscripts all day, so the monks made their own fun. Hopefully, the detritus of their daydreams will inspire you as well!

Happy writing!

 

96 Responses to Day Twenty-Four

  1. […] For: Daily Picture Prompt 127, twenty-fourth day of NaPoWriMo […]

  2. […] day 24 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write an ekphrastic poem about the stuff found in the margins of medieval manuscripts. I made […]

  3. I was all happy about the ekphrasis part. Then I got to the medieval manuscript part. Well, I did try. But my lack of interest in the subject meant I was not getting anywhere—and the thing about ekphrastic poetry is that it doesn’t work if you can’t make some kind of connection with the art you are writing about.

    So here is my smartass poem for Day 24:
    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/national-poetry-writing-month-2017-day-24/

  4. Mar Claudrin says:

    Oh, I really enjoyed writing this one. Could have so easily written stanzas and stanzas more. But I reined myself in ;) Wonderful prompt, this one :) xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/wizards-of-odd.html

  5. Ayesha Qureshi says:

    Thank you for featuring my blog today.
    Here is my Ekphrasis for a marginalia of medieval manuscript.

    https://themotherofadam.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/napowrimo2430-ekphrasis-poem-using-marginalia-of-medieval-manuscripts/

  6. Angela says:

    Double elevenie, since I tend to use the prompts a day later :) https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/aftermath/

  7. Arash says:

    “The Story of a Young Man who Furtively Penciled a Snail with a Man’s Head in the Margins of a Medieval Manuscript”

    A limerick

    by Arash

    There was a young man of some artistry
    Who penciled illustrations furtively
    ….

    https://seafloors.blogspot.ca/2017/04/the-story-of-young-man-who-furtively.html

  8. […] Day 24, Ekphrasis prompt, NaPoWriMo 2017 […]

  9. […] NaPoWriMo prompt today was to write an ekphrastic poem based on medieval manuscript marginalia. This one got weird, but I […]

  10. […] is Day 24, NaPoWriMo. We’re asked to write a poem of ekphasis, a poem inspired by a work of art. We’re challenged to […]

  11. Merril Smith says:

    This is my Monday Morning Musing, but it sort of fits the prompt. :)
    https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/the-beauty-is-napowrimo/

  12. […] napowrimo we are challenged thus […]

  13. paul scribbles says:

    struggled with this as I am virus filled and slow of brain today…picked up some inspiration in the reading to be had above though.

    https://paulscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/marginaliuh/

  14. […] Day 24 of NaPoWriMo and the challenge today is to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of […]

  15. It was a great prompt! I didn’t have much time so tried with just five of art pieces. Here’s my ekphrasis:

    https://feelings161.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/napowrimo-day-24-ekphrasis/

  16. Vince Gotera says:

    Got our poems done early today. And I found a DOOZY of a medieval illustration. You’ve got to come by the blog and check it out. Poems by Vince Gotera and Thomas Alan Holmes.

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-24-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  17. Vin says:

    Off prompt. The recent heat wave.. got me writing this.

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/summer/

  18. Jim says:

    Mine is from real experiences with peacocks, happenings that occurred several times back in the 80’s and 90’s.

    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-day-24-peacock-poem.html

    No. 24 for day 24,
    ..

  19. […] the go. Today’s prompt: […]

  20. This was a marvellously enjoyable prompt! Thank you!
    Here’s mine:
    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/24/monastic-illuminations/

  21. This was a lot of fun…

    Marginalia

    https://goo.gl/HJfxPO

  22. Clairevetica says:

    Fortunately, this prompt converged with Zurich’s most medieval of festivals so it’s a bit of a photo essay as well https://clairevetica.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/medieval-manuscripts/

  23. […] Prompt via napowrimo.net: “Write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. But I’d also like to challenge you to base your poem on a very particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts.” […]

  24. […] optional prompt from NaPoWriMo 2017 for Day 24 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month is to write an ekphrasis (a […]

  25. […] Day Twenty-Four:  Write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by art.  Additional challenge, make it a particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. […]

  26. Enjoyed writing today’s ekphrasis. Did not know of this kind of poetry before today.
    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/napowrimo-day-24-ekphrasis-ant-art

  27. colonialist says:

    I loved the alliteration of Marginalia of Medieval Manuscripts, and picked some of the naughty ones as my muse:
    https://colonialist.wordpress.com/?p=9495

  28. colonialist says:

    I loved the alliteration of Marginalia of Medieval Manuscripts, and picked some of the naughty ones as my muse:
    https://colonialist.wordpress.com/?p=9495

  29. […] Marginalia of medieval manuscripts […]

  30. Lori Gomez says:

    I so adore ekphrastic poems. I use visual prompts quite often, surrealists provide the most fun and, although they came centuries before surrealism, there is nothing more surreal than these monks’ imaginations! Haha https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/marginalized%E2%80%A8%E2%80%A8-napowrimo-day-24-marginalia/

  31. […] Day 24 of Na/GloPoWriMo and today’s NaPoWriMo.net challenge is to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. The additional challenge was to base the poem on a very particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. This quadrille poem (44 words) draws on the images displayed which seem to have featured in the margins of bibles, and is inspired by a scene from one of my favourite films of all time, Monty Python and The Holy Grail. […]

  32. With absolute deference to the amazing Monty Python team – behold The Beasts of Caerbannog http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1eL

  33. Azuki Lynn says:

    My entry today was inspired by a local artist.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159948114268/chaya-av-okay-so-theres-this-chick-free

    You can see her work from links in the post.

    Wishing you all a great day.

  34. Well, this was an interesting one. Perhaps I’m not as far over the flu and pneumonia as I thought, but here we go. Enjoy (I think):

    https://tidbitsbyshannon.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/out-of-context/

  35. Anni says:

    I guess this turned out to become some sort of meta musing on marginalia:

    Thread of Scribblings

  36. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt day 24 – Today, I challenge you to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. But I’d also like to challenge you to base your poem on a very particular kind of art – the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. Here you’ll find some characteristic images of rabbits hunting wolves, people sitting on nests of eggs, dogs studiously reading books, and birds wearing snail shells. What can I say? It must have gotten quite boring copying out manuscripts all day, so the monks made their own fun. Hopefully, the detritus of their daydreams will inspire you as well! […]

  37. […] prompted topic was to write poems inspired by works of art, more specifically, the marginalia of medieval […]

  38. […] Today  we’re writing ekphrastic poems based on medieval manuscript marginalia. Well, its been a long boring day of essay writing but I’ve sunk a beer and had a good old laugh at the array of fantastic, bizarre, pornographic, distrubing and pure genius images. […]

  39. Eric erb says:

    Well I have the ekphrastic part, but a much more recent art than manuscripts

    https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/portrait-of-an-art-as-a-young-lee/

  40. Mine for today is off prompt. Had some concepts floating around, put on some music and this is what flowed out:
    http://soulstructuredlines.tumblr.com/post/159953977503/napowrimo-day-24-shape-of-my-words

  41. N. K. Hasen says:

    Those monks have done some crazy art. Here is Minstrel Rabbit

    https://poetrybyhasen.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/minstrel-rabbit/

  42. […] It was an interesting idea for today’s NaPoWriMo prompt, write a poem inspired by art–known as ekphrasis– and the art form suggested […]

  43. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a poem inspired by the art in the margins of medieval manuscripts, which, if you look it […]

  44. A tough one. I used two pictures. I am a little confused by the direction the poem decided to go: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2017/04/the-yarn.html

  45. From my drive home tonight:

    the houses run through the trees
    to meet those driving home…

  46. […] NaPoWriMo.net prompt can be found here. Easier read than described by me, I […]

  47. […] day 25 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write ‘a poem that explores a small, defined space.’ I chose, as the title suggests, my […]

  48. […] 22. Using the ekphrasis prompt – a poetry piece inspired by a piece of art; in this case this involves the specific subject […]

  49. […] The marginalia of Medieval manuscripts Reference: Illuminated […]

  50. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#24: Ekphrasis based on the Marginalia of Medieval […]

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