April 17, 2019: Poetry Writing Prompt – Elizabeth Iannaci

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Elizabeth Iannaci

The Game of Thrones Biography – GoT Bio

Daenerys Targaryen was born in the midst of a great gale, only living offspring of the “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen who ruled seven realms on the continent of Westeros which are inhabited by the Westerosi and the Andals. She emerged unscathed from her husband’s funeral pyre, the burning of which allowed three petrified dragon eggs to hatch and become her “children”. This “miracle” solidified her position as Khaleesi of the Dothraki Horde. She then freed the slaves of Astapor, Mereen, and Yunkai, enlisting them as her soldiers and loyal followers.

And this is how she is described:

Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, rightful queen of the Andals and the First Men, protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains.


Write two short bios of yourself using first, the language of the first paragraph above, then the second, italicized paragraph.


Elizabeth Iannaci was born shortly after sunrise to a single mom who was attending Yale Art School in New Haven, CT.   After traveling the Pacific Northwest as a singer, she worked in the music business in 1970s for bands such as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, before embarking on  a career as an award-winning theater actor. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her poetry has been widely published and anthologized. She has two chapbooks: Passion’s Casualties and The Virgin Turtle Light Show: Spring 1968, recently published by Latitude 34 Press.  She has one extraordinary son and three remarkable grandchildren.


Elizabeth Dawningborn of House Iannaci, Bastard of The Bulldog (Rah, Rah, Rah), chantiste and tripper of the bright fantastic, jungle-clearer for those touched by starlight, face-changer and board treador, Thesaurian, lexicographer and master of  the word-hoard, purveyor of wonder, witness to impossible beauty,  Mother of the Incredible, and ancestor to Those Who Smile at the Moon.

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