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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 19/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 19/30

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 19, which uses poems by Joy Harjo & Aracelis Girmay:

List:

People who...
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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 18/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 18/30

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 18, which uses a poem by Sherman Alexie: 

List: 
Identities that you belong to or claim 
Historic facts that outsiders associate with one or multiple of your identities
Things outsiders have found...

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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 17/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 17/30

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 17, which uses an excerpt from The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison:

List:

Furniture you use often
Personal landmarks (example: a specific tree where you and your friends met up)
Objects...

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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 16/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 16/30

 

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 16, which uses a poem by Patricia Smith:

Note:

The last words of each line in a Golden Shovel poem are, in order, words from a line or lines taken from a Brooks...

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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 15/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 15/30

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 15, which uses poems by J Jennifer Espinoza & José Olivarez: 

List: 
People or things that have make you feel silenced
People or things that make you feel seen ...

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National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 14/30

National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 14/30

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 14, which uses a poem by Matthew Olzmann:  

List: 
People you love in the present day 
Places you love in the present day ...

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