Hello again, everyone! It’s Day Two of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo. I hope your experience of Day One only whetted your appetite for more – because there is more (28 days more, to be exact).

Our featured participant today is Thoughts of Words, where the Kay Ryan prompt resulted in a closely-observed poem about a visiting crow.

Our interview today is with Dawn Lundy Martin, the author of three books of poetry. Martin’s work deals precisely, but with nuance, with the individual’s negotiation of everyday brutality, of life in a society that judges, controls, or extorts from each of us, often in ways that have nothing to do with our individuality, but with the roles we are slotted into. You can find more on Martin’s work, along with some of her poems, here, and another poem here.

And last but not least, here is our prompt (as always, optional). Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell.

Happy writing!

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