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  • Learning Prompt
    By Leigh Sugar July 22, 2022

    Erasure is my leaving the land acknowledgment as the last aspect to develop for a presentation. Erasure is my attempting to suppress and/or conceal my visible neurologic disease symptoms from peers...

  • Learning Prompt
    By Bethanie Humphreys July 1, 2022

    Scientists strive to help us understand the world around us—poets, to understand how we feel about it. To accomplish this, scientists try to create a replicable experience using the scientific...

  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez June 30, 2022

    For today’s prompt, we’ll look at the way fruit has helped some poets write about what is sweet, fragrant, and ephemeral. First, write a list of your favorite fruits. Next,...

    Illustration of colorful figures using pencils and pens to make lines on notebook paper. The figures float on books on a yellow background.
  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez June 1, 2022

    For today’s prompt, we’ll explore how poets have delved into the world of math. Far from diametrically opposed, mathematicians and poets have lots in common. Both use a language of...

    Illustration of colorful figures using pencils and pens to make lines on notebook paper. The figures float on books on a yellow background.
  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez May 1, 2022

    Today we’ll experiment with the tradition of Aubades, or poems that take place at daybreak. The first Aubades were written in medieval France. An Aubade can sometimes be an opportunity...

  • Learning Prompt
    By Leonora Simonovis April 1, 2022

    When my children were small, they always asked me to tell them a story to delay naptime as much as possible. They also wanted made-up characters and adventures. Most of...

  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez April 1, 2022

    Today’s prompt asks you to experiment with documentary poetics. Documentary poems use found language from interviews, legal documents, newspapers, or elsewhere. Usually, they are written to shed light on an...

    Illustration of colorful figures using pencils and pens to make lines on notebook paper. The figures float on books on a yellow background.
  • Learning Prompt
    By Jorrell Watkins March 16, 2022

    Though there’s no singular definition of the blues that fully encompasses the history and culture of the people from whom the blues are derived, I do think there are some...

  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez March 14, 2022

    Today’s prompt is the opposite of a spelling bee. We’ll look at poems wherein the poet intentionally gets standard English spelling or grammar wrong. They might do this in order...

    Illustration of colorful figures using pencils and pens to make lines on notebook paper. The figures float on books on a yellow background.
  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez March 14, 2022

    For today’s prompt, we’ll think about how poets have used mealtimes to tell a story about intimacy, nostalgia, and loss. First, make a list of the best meals you’ve ever...

    Illustration of colorful figures using pencils and pens to make lines on notebook paper. The figures float on books on a yellow background.
  • Learning Prompt
    By Adele Elise Williams January 18, 2022

    I come from collectors, women who collect other women made of and for art. Additionally, my husband is a junker. His father was a junker. His father’s father … a...

  • Learning Prompt
    By Jake Sorgen January 18, 2022

    What does it mean to compose text-driven music? Can musicians read language the way they would a traditional musical score? Can the poet use language sonically as well as metaphorically?...