Happy Friday, everyone, and Happy Earth Day!

Our featured participant today is Summer Blues, where the fairy tale/myth poem for Day 21 is spooky indeed!

Today, our poet in translation is Ukraine’s Halyna Krouk. Krouk’s poetry is intimately concerned with questions of gender – what is masculine or feminine, and why does it (or should it) matter? And does poetry speak in a gendered voice at all? Six of her poems can be found translated into English at the link above.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today’s prompt comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who also suggested our prompt for Day Seven. Today, Gloria challenges us all to write a poem in honor of Earth Day. This could be about your own backyard, a national park, or anything from a maple tree to a humpback whale. Happy writing!

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