Welcome back, everyone, for the penultimate day of Na/GloPoWriMo Day 29. I hope today you’ll be writing your 29th poem of the month! And even if it’s only your tenth, or even your first, well, that’s more poems than you started with, isn’t it?
Our featured participant today is What Rhymes with Stanza, where the postcard poem for Day Twenty-Eight is a pun-filled prose poem actually laid out as a postcard.
Today we have new interview (and our last for this year!), with the poet Chris Tonelli’s, whose second full-length poetry collection, Whatever Stasis, is just out from Barrelhouse Books. You can read some of Tonelli’s poetry here and here, and our interview with him here.
And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.
My WPL projects involved a lot of poetry written in response to those read. So I look forward to tackling this poem.
I actually found it harder than I expected. It was a chance to read a lot of Plath’s poems, I finally chose Edge – which may not be in the linked archive.
My response poem was a lot shorter, just 3 stanzas.
the silk growns Queenlike
The Poetry School Day 29
Day 29: Amnesty Day
Today, the penultimate day of NaPoWriMo, is amnesty day. It’s a day to do any or all of the following things:
1) Go back and try some prompts you missed, or want another go at.
2) Edit or redraft a poem from a previous prompt.