April 23, 2015: Elizabeth Marchitti

“My sister doesn’t write poems . . .” The first line of Syzmborska’s poem: In Praise of My Sister

This poem was an inspiration to me; I wrote a poem: My Sister Doesn’t Write Poems. (It is amazing how very different sisters can be, and how many things they have in common, nevertheless.)

So–write a poem about your family, those who do not write poems–but may have other poetic talents.

Although some editors do not like poems about poetry, all poets are compelled to write them. Speaking to Carole Stone, professor Emeritus at Montclair State, on Saturday, she reminded me of this, as I read my poem inspired by Syzmborska. She told me she loved this Nobel prizewinner, also.

Submitted by Elizabeth Marchitti.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetrysuperhighway

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