Hello, everyone! It’s the penultimate day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo!

Our featured participant for the day is orangepeel, where the Skeltonic verse for Day 28 celebrates (sort of) the experience of being sprayed by a skunk!

Today’s interview is with another poet/publisher, Sarah Gorham, the editor-in-chief of Sarabande Books. This interview explores her dual role as writer of her own work and the promoter of others’ poetry. You can learn more about Gorham here and read some of her poetry here and here.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. For example, if your favorite poem is this verse of Emily Dickinson’s, you might choose the word “stones” or “spectre.” After you’ve chosen your word, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of your free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem.

Happy writing!

 

97 Responses to Day Twenty-Nine

  1. […] Day 29 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—which involves choosing a ‘very specific, concrete noun’ from a favorite poem, doing some […]

  2. […] For: Saturday Mix — Lorraine 29.04.17, penultimate day of NaPoWriMo […]

  3. Ayesha Qureshi says:

    Can you guess who is my favorite poet and what poem did I use?

    https://themotherofadam.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/napowrimo2930-meet-midas/

  4. […] NaPoWriMo prompt today is to use a phrase from someone else’s work to spark a poem.  I got the phrase “moon […]

  5. Kerfe Roig says:

    I’ve been carrying the words “moon garden” around for awhile…
    https://magneticpoetry.com/pages/play-online

  6. […] penultimate prompt for NaPoWriMo is to take a key word or so from a favourite poem and let the word inspire a chain of words that […]

  7. Joseph Hesch says:

    Based this one on my favorite poem, “Ask Me,” by William Stafford.
    Love Like a River
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-31B

  8. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#29: Taking One of the Favorite Poems and Find a Very Specific, Concrete Noun in […]

  9. J Luukkonen says:

    Not on prompt. Or maybe I COULD be?? ;)

    (inspired by a prompt titled “fear and loathing”)

    “Trees are Just Trees”
    https://jluukkonenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/160116911772/trees-are-just-trees

  10. Mine is based on the word saints. I lifted it from the title of Tiffany Midge’s book, Outlaws, Renegades and Saints: Diary of a Mixed-Up Halfbreed.
    https://undercaws.com/2017/04/29/day-29/

    • Lori Gomez says:

      This is fantastic, Marcy. I licked that poem of yours up like it was a lollipop. I really need to subscribe to Cristin’s Tumblr blog, too. Does he still post there? I know you adore him and that should be reason enough. Cheers, mami. I’ve been too lazy to comment, but I have have enjoyed your roasts and boils very very muchly this month, as per usual. <3

  11. Angela says:

    So many words i could have taken from this poem, but I went for ‘crown’.
    https://flutterbynapowrimo.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/2017-day-29-may-queen/

  12. Bruce Niedt says:

    Two poems today, the second one for NaPoWriMo – thanks again to Maureen for featuring my blog!
    http://bniedt.blogspot.com/2017/04/pad-day-29-metric-poem-and-ode-to-my.html

  13. […] Prompt via napowrimo.net: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to take one of your favorite poems and find a very […]

  14. Angela says:

    I really wanted to try this prompt before I read other people’s work, to see what would happen. Now that I’ve written it, I wanted to post it straight away instead of saving it for day 30 (because I already posted one for today). This one still has a stream of consciousness to it, because that suits the poem: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/unfree-matter/

  15. lindi says:

    Day 29 – so very nearly the end of April. From Joan Metelerkamp’s Points on Poems.
    https://lindiannhewittcoleman.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/talking-to-the-dead/

  16. […] Day 29 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month from NaPoWriMo 2017. Photo:  Cleopatra Mathis at The Unbound Book Festival at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri […]

  17. […] prompt  was to pick a concrete noun from a favourite poem, free write from it and then turn it into a […]

  18. Carla Jones says:

    I thought this was going to be easy, but it really wasn’t

    https://thisandotherpoems.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/290417/

  19. […] are the busiest. Today’s prompt: a concrete […]

  20. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 29 – Today, I’d like to challenge you to take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. For example, if your favorite poem is this verse of Emily Dickinson’s, you might choose the word “stones” or “spectre.” After you’ve chosen your word, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of your free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem. […]

  21. 29th day.Got me thinking of all my favorite poems and finally I settled for this one

    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/napowrimo-day-29-when

  22. […] Day 29, WaPoWriMo. The penultimate day.  The prompt was to take a word or phrase from a favorite poem, free associate, and then write a poem. I took some words and phrases from the Magnetic Poetry Oracle and went from there. […]

  23. Ileea says:

    I tried to follow the prompt, because I really liked it, but I did not succeed. Instead, this poem came to me, and I even translated it to English! The original in Swedish can be read here: ileea.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/aprillyrik-dag-29-tillsammans/

    TOGETHER

    At a New Year’s party
    someone thought
    we were together

    Maybe because
    we sat next to each other
    I put my hand on your shoulder
    when we laughed
    you brought me more drinks

    Neither of us
    corrected them
    I don’t know
    why

  24. Lydia says:

    I love Kate Maclean’s “Forgotten Songs”, and chose ‘apotheosis’ (a beautiful word really).

    Today’s poem is probably something I’ll want to revisit. Also all of my writing is turning into love poetry even when it isn’t. Oops.

    http://thoughtandforgotten.tumblr.com/post/160126557751/caesars-story-is-whispered-in-veni-vidi-vici-but

  25. N. K. Hasen says:

    This was an interesting prompt and I enjoyed it. Here is my poem for today:

    https://poetrybyhasen.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/wealth-i-have-for-which-you-cannot-see/

  26. I chose “nightgowns” from Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock by Wallace Stevens: https://marilyncavicchia.com/2017/04/29/napowrimo-2017-day-29-a-complex-assignment/

  27. […] I have a book of poetry which is illustrated with quilted pictures and artwork in cloth and fabric, and one of my favorite poems from it is „How to be a friend“ by Pat Lowery Collins, because it is so on the point – short and clear. The problem is, there are no concrete nouns in it. So I chose instead another poem I hold dearly, which was written for me, and from it, the word eyes, to work with today’s prompt. […]

  28. […] word from a poem should give rise to something written for GloPoWriMo Day 29 – the first and most distinctive one I thought of was ‘Jabberwock’ but I can’t labour that […]

  29. […] prompt from NaPoWriMo.com incites us to base a poem on words from an admired poem; I’ve been reading Gary […]

  30. grapeling says:

    inspired by Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

    attention / 29

  31. I was (very loosely, though) inspired by Gary Snyder’s poetry, especially Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout.

    https://bagofanything.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/the-immense-still-heat-surrounding-us-that-day/

  32. Vince Gotera says:

    Today Thomas Alan Holmes and Vince Gotera wrote on the same word, “revolver,” from the Emily Dickinson poem in today’s NaPoWriMo prompt … merged with the “metric” prompt from Poetry Asides.

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-29-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  33. […] today’s NaPoWriMo prompt, we were to take a specific noun from a favorite poem and write a new poem inspired by it. I […]

  34. S.G. Liput says:

    I was inspired by the word “vagabond” from one of my favorite nature poems, “A Vagabond Song” by Bliss Carman:
    https://sgliput.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/hunt-for-the-wilderpeople-2016/

  35. […] For the second last day of NaPoWriMo […]

  36. Vin says:

    Of Prompt today. I just woke up with this in my head. Couldn’t get it out. An Elevenie about preparation

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/elevenie-preparation/

  37. […] The NaPoWriMo prompt was a call to action…to find a favorite poem and choose a specific word, then take that word […]

  38. […] of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this week’s photo challenge. For NaPoWriMo the prompt is ” to take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in […]

  39. Went to the Climate March in my city. Got to this really late, but here I am!
    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/30/chasm/

  40. I chose the word Icarus from Lee Upton’s poem The Best Drink

    Icarus

    https://goo.gl/MxVF8d

  41. […] Concrete noun Reference: “There’s a certain Slant of light (258),” Emily […]

  42. […] NaPoWriMo.net challenge for Day 29 of Na/GloPoWriMo2017 was to take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it; then spend […]

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