Design a webpage

Designing a web page the tactile way (an exercise from Melanie Yergaux).

Read More

Today

Not much else happened today, but I did write. it’s day 23 of the PAD Challenge and I have more than 23 poems, most of which are done or revisable into usefulness. Today’s poem in particular was one I’d needed to write for several years, since it will be a framework poem for a big section […]

Read More

Sock Puppet Writing Prompt

For those who use the term “sock puppet” solely to describe an anonymous email account used for school or dating sites, when I say sock puppets are used for this writing exercise, I literally mean sock puppets. Photos for this exercise were originally posted on Facebook, where they undoubtedly reached more people than here. However, […]

Read More

About Invention in Poetry (and a few prompts)

Sometimes the muse takes a vacation. Sometimes the poet doesn’t really have a muse, which is a fairly strange, gendered concept that is especially problematic for female poets. For most poets, using and sharing invention exercises with others is a part of po-biz. Here are some of my favorites. Versions of some of these prompts […]

Read More