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April 2019

List of Forms and Future Plans

2019-04-20T10:09:12-05:00

Hi poetry lovers! April is National Poetry Month. Many people embark on a 30/30 during April (they write thirty poems in thirty days -- usually one each day). A few of us poets from Columbus and Gainesville -- and now Tampa and Charlotte too, have been participating in an informal "April Formal Poetry Challenge" for [...]

List of Forms and Future Plans2019-04-20T10:09:12-05:00

Birdsong Prompt

2019-04-18T07:40:33-05:00

Writing prompt by Poetics Online member Jimmy Fishhawk. If you’d like to share your results, or submit a prompt for us to post (with credit or without), let us know. =================== This is a time-sensitive prompt—that is to say, it requires that you be sensitive to the time of day. Ideally, early morning, although dusk/early [...]

Birdsong Prompt2019-04-18T07:40:33-05:00

July 2018

Insta-Prompts!

2018-07-01T09:24:43-05:00

We are now on instagram! User name is Poetics Online, although as soon as I'm not working from solely an iphone we'll connect it to here as well as automatically sharing the instagram posts here as well. For now, here are the last couple of days prompts. Enjoy. And as always, share the results in [...]

Insta-Prompts!2018-07-01T09:24:43-05:00

June 2018

June 11 Line Prompt

2018-06-11T10:45:28-05:00

Hello Everyone! Let's start this week with a line prompt.   "The silence makes room in the rubble left from the day before..."

June 11 Line Prompt2018-06-11T10:45:28-05:00

February 2018

Poetry Prompt: Starter Line

2018-02-13T10:52:39-05:00

Time for another prompt! This one a favorite of my hometown poetry family at the CMC Poetry Jam. Or, as we affectionally call it, The First Church of the Word. This one is very simple, and requires two or more people. Simply put, ring up or text a writer friend, and ask them for a [...]

Poetry Prompt: Starter Line2018-02-13T10:52:39-05:00

Sunday Poetry Prompt

2018-02-13T10:53:10-05:00

We're back! And vowing to be more consistent. A new regular series we'll be adding is writing exercises and prompts, something we've been meaning to do. And one prompt that I, Johnny, am fond of is the tried and true random word selection prompt, where you pick between one and five words, and use them [...]

Sunday Poetry Prompt2018-02-13T10:53:10-05:00

June 2017

Follow up on Double Sestina

2017-06-27T14:02:15-05:00

Friends, I couldn't let it go. Here's the problem with what has been moderately agreed upon to be Swinburn's double sestina: first, it isn't widely agreed upon, and some say it's random, and secondly (and perhaps most importantly), it doesn't follow the logic of the sestina. The sestina follows a couple of rules, or rather [...]

Follow up on Double Sestina2017-06-27T14:02:15-05:00