April 7, 2021: Poetry Writing Prompt – Gay Guard-Chamberlin

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Gay Guard-Chamberlin:

Cut up text from books headed for the landfill, magazines, junk mail, letters, journal entries, and the like, and keep a pile of words and phrases which intrigue you in a box, tray, or drawer.

Use them to write a poem by riffling through them, seeing what attracts you, what can go together. You can write any words in between the cut-out ones if you like. Glue them into your journal, or on a postcard to send a friend.

The results can be surrealist and playful. This is an especially useful exercise if you are feeling stuck on generating new ideas.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group.
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