Happy second Monday of Na/GloPoWriMo, everyone. Grab your coffee and your pencils/keyboards, and let’s start writing!

Our featured participant for today is Brittany’s Blog of Random Things, where the magical poem for Day 8 is dark and direct.

And our featured interviewee for the day is Abraham Smith, whose book Destruction of Man is coming out from Third Man Books this month. Smith’s work has been described as “agrarian-punk,” chronicling visions of rural American in sound-dense lyrics. You can check out some of Smith’s poems here and here and read our interview with him here.

And now, without further ado, our (optional) prompt for the day. In his interview, Smith mentions “ants roll{ing} epic” – a rather charming image! In honor of it, we challenge you today to write a poem in which something big and something small come together. Happy writing!

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