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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 30/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 30/30

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 30, which uses a poem by Margaret Atwood:

List:

Particular characters or prototypes you think about a lot ie cowboys or basketball players or steel workers
-Choose one
Verbs that person does
What that...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 29/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 29/30

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 29, which uses a poem by Britteney Black Rose Kapri: 

List:
Songs that you love
Quotes that you love
Songs you don’t like
The last 5 text...
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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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