Hello, everyone! Today is the twenty-sixth day of NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo.

Today’s featured participant is fresh poetry, where the “poetics of space” prompt for Day 25 takes back in time to a very particular classroom, while also launching us out onto the sea.

Our interview for the day is another two-fer – the poet Melissa Range interviewed by the poet Stephen Burt about her book, Scriptorium, sonnets, and incorporating colloquialisms and slang into poetry. You can learn more about interview-er and interview-ee here and here. And you can read three of Range’s poems here, and at this link, you’ll find a lyrical essay by Burt.

And now for our (optional) prompt! Have you ever heard someone wonder what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien civilization, will make of us? Today, I’d like to challenge you to answer that question in poetic form, exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future scientist? The object or site of study could be anything from a “World’s Best Grandpa” coffee mug to a Pizza Hut, from a Pokemon poster to a cellphone.

Happy writing!

 

92 Responses to Day Twenty-Six

  1. […] For: ‘Everything Works Out in the End’-FFF 39, twenty-sixth day of NaPoWriMo […]

  2. Ayesha Qureshi says:

    A very simple Haiku on the theme…

    They spoke of race and

    Color too much; yet the fossils

    Look so much alike!

     https://themotherofadam.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/napowrimo2630-humans-through-a-future-races-point-of-view-haiku/

  3. Ayesha Qureshi says:

    They spoke of race and

    Color too much; yet the fossils

    Look so much alike!

    https://themotherofadam.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/napowrimo2630-humans-through-a-future-races-point-of-view-haiku/

  4. Jim says:

    Early morning, I am not a morning person so I will go hide under the covers now. Are you an outsider? I’ve been one several times, it isn’t a fun place to be. My “poet” claims to be an outsider, at least for today. (Sigh, only four more writings for the next four more days.)

    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-day-26-poem-feeling-and.html

    ..

  5. Angela says:

    Loosely inspired on today’s prompt and a Kurt Vonnegut book I’m reading: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/time-quake/

    It’s only three lines, ten words, but to me they are filled with emotion. Though nothing in the poem itself shows that.

  6. eric erb says:

    what a great prompt, really challenge the way we look at things. however, i’m unable to muster that sort of detachment right now, so here’s this: https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/my-job-drive-these-nails/

  7. […] prompt for Day 26 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month from NaPoWriMo 2017 is to explore a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future […]

  8. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#26: Have you ever heard someone wonder what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien […]

  9. […] to the Day 26 prompt, Future Archaeology, at NaPoWriMo […]

  10. Joseph Hesch says:

    NaPoWriMo Day 26: When they found my bones, they’ll also find…
    No Regrets, Just One Surrender
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-31p

  11. […] am not following the NaPoWriMo prompt today. Here’s a Tanka for […]

  12. […] the napowrimo prompt is […]

  13. […] Today  we’re being future archeologists. […]

  14. Carla Jones says:

    Stuck close to home with my archeology :^)

    https://thisandotherpoems.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/260417/

  15. […] prompt at NaPoWriMo invites us to explore the following idea: What might happen if, sometime in the distant […]

  16. […] Muscles. Good. Today’s prompt: future […]

  17. […] Zukunft über ein Objekt aus der Gegenwart schreiben und da ich gerade in der Uni war, als ich auf NaPoWriMo.net nach der heutigen Idee geschaut habe, war es eben ein Stück Kreide, das mir ins Auge gefallen ist. […]

  18. Off prompt again. At my work today, the directors and managers went around the building serving coffee and pastries to all the staff for Administrative Professionals Day. It was such a wonderful experience of servant leadership that I had to write about it. And since my NaPoWriMo self-imposed challenge was to write 30 poems of 30 words each, it’s a short one.
    https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/servant-leader/

  19. Vince Gotera says:

    Hey, come on over to the blog and read poems on “archaeologists” of different kinds by Vince Gotera and Thomas Alan Holmes. We both also merged the archaeologist idea with the Poetic Asides prompt for a “regret poem” today.

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-26-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

    • Vince Gotera says:

      Incidentally, my archaeologist is a future alien who is exploring an empty Earth and Alan’s is himself as a kind of impromptu archaeologist. That was why I put the word archaeologist in quotes up above, but it occurred to me that wasn’t clear at all.

  20. lindi says:

    Day 26 and off prompt.
    https://lindiannhewittcoleman.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/rain-dance/

    Thank you so much for featuring fresh poetry today – and for all the views and like and comments. It has been a beautiful new moon day.

  21. […] 26 and today’s prompt is to write a poem on what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien civilization, will […]

  22. […] Day Twenty-Six:  Write a poem exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future scientist. […]

  23. […] Day 26 of GloPoWriMo invites one to  depict an archaeologist of the future’s analysis of something he discovered in our world. I think what follows is an accurate reflection of the way their minds operate in general. […]

  24. colonialist says:

    I do believe this prompt is going to have archaeologists foaming at the mouth. I’ve given a bit more lather here:
    https://colonialist.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/an-archaeo-illogical-report/

  25. […] is Day 26 of NaPoWriMo.   I misread the prompt, which was to write a poem about some sort of explorer from the future […]

  26. Merril Smith says:

    I misread the prompt and sort of wrote the opposite–exploring space. :)
    https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/explorer-napowrimo/

  27. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to suggest how future archaeologists would look back on us today.  I applied my movie theme to […]

  28. […] day 26 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a poem about ‘a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, […]

  29. S.G. Liput says:

    Great prompt! I decided to work in a movie theme, like how the distant future would view all the unoriginal remakes nowadays.
    https://sgliput.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/ghostbusters-2016/

  30. […] Day 26 of Na/GloPoWriMo2017, NaPoWriMo.net challenges us to consider what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien […]

  31. Mine is about the discovery of a poetry collection, in a world where poetry does not exist and where emotional expression has been replaced with technology.
    http://soulstructuredlines.tumblr.com/post/160030037508/napowrimo-day-26-future-discovery-of-a-poetry

  32. I didn’t use the prompt, at least not directly (though it got me thinking about the future): http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2017/04/entropy.html

  33. Vin says:

    Off proompt today. Sleep is overpowering. So today wrote an elevenie about sleep.

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

  34. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 26 – Have you ever heard someone wonder what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien civilization, will make of us? Today, I’d like to challenge you to answer that question in poetic form, exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future scientist? The object or site of study could be anything from a “World’s Best Grandpa” coffee mug to a Pizza Hut, from a Pokemon poster to a cellphone. […]

  35. Archaeological find in the land where giants were once worshiped:

    http://www.scottrhoades.com/doggerybaw/?p=99

  36. Okay, so it’s past midnight, and I didn’t make it to the Day 26 prompt on time, but here’s mine anyway:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/26/so-they-couldnt-see/

  37. […] Future archaeologist Reference: Catfish eats another fish and doubles in […]

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