April 28, 2016: Poetry Writing Prompt – Jen Karetnick

April is not just National Poetry Month. It is also Jazz Appreciation Month. Write a jazz sonnet a la Wanda Coleman – a non-rhyming, open-form sonnet with what Coleman calls a “jazzified rhythm structure” comprising 14-16 lines. See examples of her American Sonnets for inspiration and explication here and here. For a good interview with Coleman about her jazz sonnet process, read this.

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Jen Karetnick.

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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