Happy Tuesday, everybody, and Happy One Week of Na/GloPoWriMo!
Our featured participant today is Sufia Khatoon, whose poem for Day Six’s Boschian prompt is rife with the desires of birds. And may I say how happy I am that so many of you enjoyed the prompt? I was a bit worried about this one, as Bosch is definitely strange. But many of you seem to have found the strange quite inspirational!
Our poetry resource for this seventh day of Na/GoPoWriMo consists of three Twitter accounts that provide all sort of interesting poetry-related “news:” The Poetry Foundation, The Poetry Society (U.K.), and the Poetry Society of America.
And speaking of news, today our prompt (optional, of course) is another oldie-but-goodie: a poem based on a news article. Frankly, I understand why you might be avoiding the news lately, but this is a good opportunity to find some “weird” and poetical news stories for inspiration. A few potential candidates:
“Earth Has Acquired a Brand New Moon That’s About the Size of a Car,”
“Ohio Man Seeks World Record with Beer-Only Lent Diet”
“Pablo Escobar’s ‘Cocaine Hippos’ May Be Restoring Colombia’s Ecosystem”
“Researchers Discover Faraway Planet Where the Rain is Made of Iron”