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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 28/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 28/30

Hello YCA Fam,

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets choose to write one poem each day during April to celebrate the occasion. This year, we are going to be posting a writing prompt every day during April to help you with this writing challenge. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshop, Check The Method. If you write poems to these prompts, share them on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Here is prompt number 28, which uses a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks: 

List:

Individuals or groups you consider your enemies (think from micro to macro: this could be individual people to institutions)
People who try to do right by...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 27/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 27/30

Hello YCA Fam, 

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets choose to write one poem each day during April to celebrate the occasion. This year, we are going to be posting a writing prompt every day during April to help you with this writing challenge. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshop, Check The Method. If you write poems to these prompts, share them on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram). 

Here is prompt number 27, which uses a poem by Suji Kwock Kim:

Read: Monologue For An Onion by Suji Kwock Kim

I don’t mean to make you cry.
I mean nothing, but this has not kept you
From peeling away my body, layer by layer,

The...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 26/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 26/30

Hello YCA Fam,

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets choose to write one poem each day during April to celebrate the occasion. This year, we are going to be posting a writing prompt every day during April to help you with this writing challenge. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshop, Check The Method. If you write poems to these prompts, share them on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Here is prompt number 26, which uses a poem by Ross Gay:  

List:

Brainstorm a perfect day for yourself
   ...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 25/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 25/30

Hello YCA Fam,

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets choose to write one poem each day during April to celebrate the occasion. This year, we are going to be posting a writing prompt every day during April to help you with this writing challenge. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshop, Check The Method. If you write poems to these prompts, share them on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).
 
Here is prompt number 25, which uses a poem from Evie Shockley:

List:

Historic texts you associate with one or more of your countries
Songs you consider your own personal anthem
Texts that attempt to enforce laws or rules on you
People...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 24/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 24/30

Hello YCA Fam,

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets choose to write one poem each day during April to celebrate the occasion. This year, we are going to be posting a writing prompt every day during April to help you with this writing challenge. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshop, Check The Method. If you write poems to these prompts, share them on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Here is prompt number 24, which uses a poem by Jamila Woods:

List:

Details you notice when describing a person
Things you...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 23/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 23/30

Hello YCA Fam,

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets choose to write one poem each day during April to celebrate the occasion. This year, we are going to be posting a writing prompt every day during April to help you with this writing challenge. Many of these prompts were developed by the YCA Artistic team for our weekly writing workshop, Check The Method. If you write poems to these prompts, share them on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Here is prompt number 23, which uses poems by Ada Limón & Patricia Smith:

List:
People in your life you think are cool.
Groups of people in your...
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