April 5, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Laurel Ann Bogen

Write a poem about your father as a boy or your mother as a girl. I use this prompt with my students because even those with bad relationships with their family will be forced to see them in a new light. John Keats called it Negative Capability: when a poet enters into the experience and existence of some thing/body of another.

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Laurel Ann Bogen.

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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