Hello, all. It’s Day Eight of NaPoWriMo. I hope your writing is going well!

Our featured press for the day is Finishing Line Press, which will publish Lauren Gordon’s chapbook Meaningful Fingers later this year. Many of the poems in the collection were first written during last year’s NaPoWriMo. Finishing Line publishes both books and chapbooks, and is open for chapbook manuscript submissions year-round.

Today’s featured blog is Rooktopia, where most of the poems have been circus-themed, and the poem for Day Seven is a love poem for an eggbeater.

And now for today’s (optional, as always!) prompt. Today, let’s rewrite a famous poem, giving it our own spin. While any famous poem will do, if you haven’t already got one in mind, why not try your own version of Cesar Vallejo’s Black Stone Lying on a White Stone? If you’re not exactly sure how such a poem could be “re-written,” check out this recent poem by Stephen Burt, which riffs on Vallejo’s. Happy writing!

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