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April 26, 2014

Poetry Bomb

“Throughout April 2014, ABRAMS & Tumblr will be hurling poetry every which way, in order to properly and thoroughly celebrate National Poetry Month.” Poetry Bomb welcomes submissions. Read the guidelines. Visit Poetry Bomb.

are you Tumbling?

April 7, 2013

Ben Fama - be youAt the AWP Conference, poets who stopped by the table of the Academy of American Poets were asked to deliver a piece of advice for younger poets. Throughout National Poetry Month, the Poets.org Tumblr features a letter/postcard of advice from one of those poets each day, including today’s offering, by Ben Fama.

For further inspiration, take some time to browse a few of the  other 165 pages (with ten images per page) on the Poets.org Tumblr.

For local inspiration, click on the NW Lit Events page and check out the abundance of readings, workshops and other activities scheduled for National Poetry Month (and beyond) in Washington State (and sometimes beyond). The page is updated daily, so check back often (and please do leave a Comment with your upcoming Washington event — including a link for more information).

For yet more inspiration, mark your calendar for February 26 – March 1, 2014, when the AWP Conference & Bookfair will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

poetry prompts…19

February 6, 2013

lit bulbThe Northwest weather is trying to convince us that it’s spring. NaHaiWriMo and A Month of Letters are doing their best to get our creative engines running. But February still seems a little sleepy, so here are a few places to find prompts for juicy poetry:

Click the button on the Bibliomancy Oracle and you’ll get a surprising little snippet of randomly-generated literature, yours to interpret or use as a launching pad for greater things. The Oracle is at the tumblr address, but you can also visit/like them on Facebook.

Also over at the ever-fascinating tumblr, Hourly Writing Prompts delivers on the promise of its name: once an hour, a word to inspire you. Uninspired? Wait an hour or choose an earlier prompt.

Here’s a list of 50 poetry prompts from LitBridge.  (There’s a lot more at LitBridge, so have a look around while you’re there. They’re on Facebook, too.)

Catch up on previous poetry prompt posts.

The MillionsForget the boat, the garden, the picnic, the barbecue. Don’t open the curtains or answer the phone. Sit down at your desk and click on The Great Taxonomy of Literary Tumblrs: Round Two.

In case you’ve been sleeping, Tumblr allows users to post text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos. It puts a visual face on just about everything and allows users to display their obsessions — er, interests — for all to see.

Over at The Millions, Nick Moran has put together the second list of his favorite literary Tumblr accounts. Organized into categories (humorous, publishers, bookstores, authors, libraries, etc.), this list of links takes you to Tumblr after literary Tumblr. It’s enough to inspire just about anyone and certainly enough to keep you out of the fresh air over the long weekend.

But just in case it’s not, you can always visit Nick Moran’s first Guide to Literary Tumblrs, assembled six months before the second.

Have a great holiday weekend.