Two weeks down, two weeks and two days to go!

Today’s featured participant is Enheduanna’s Daughter, where you’ll find a lovely poem filled with in-the moment sensory details in response to Day 13’s rhyming word-bank prompt,

Our daily resource is, another Instagram account that regularly posts poetry, fragments from interviews with poets, and other poetry-minded tidbits.

Today’s (optional) prompt asks you to write a poem of at least ten lines in which each line begins with the same word (e.g., “Because,” “Forget,” “Not,” “If”). This technique of beginning multiple lines with the same word or phrase is called anaphora, and has long been used to give poems a driving rhythm and/or a sense of puzzlebox mystery. To give you more context, here’s an essay by Rebecca Hazelton on her students’ “adventures in anaphora,” and a contemporary poem that uses anaphora to great effect: Layli Long Soldier’s “Whereas.”

Happy writing!

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