January 5, 2015


One of the recurring topics on the Boynton Blog is poetry prompts. Although we’re a year late in posting this notice, the first Monday in January seems an auspicious moment to get started with last year’s prompt-a-week site, 52.

Each week, starting with Week 1, poet Jo Bell offered a thought-provoking prompt along with inspiring exemplars, to encourage profound poetry. “…give yourself just an hour a week to write, at least,” she says, “And an hour a week to read others’ poetry, at least.”

Although the blog dates show 2014, the prompts work just as well in 2015. Have a look and, as Jo Bell says, “Write the very best you can. Push yourself. Use your poetry to help you work out what you think about the world, or to express the truths you hold self-evident. Take risks.”

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