The bare-bones and bloody infantry battles of the American Civil War have been the inspiration for many beautiful poems by poets such as Herman Melville, George Henry Boker, John Greenleaf Whittier and Walt Whitman. For today’s writing prompt, write about the sights, sounds, smells and soldiers of war.
Beginning next month NY Writers Coalition teams up with the New York Transit Museum to offer a six-part series of intimate, creative writing workshops for seniors. Draw inspiration from bygone days, when air conditioning was just a pipe dream and straphangers actually had a strap to hang on to. Writing sessions will take place in vintage train cars that date back all the way back to 1903.
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s great writers and social activists, Barbara Kingsolver with a prompt inspired by her poetry.
The Chilean poet-diplomat and politician, Pablo Neruda captured the grief of losing a beloved pet beautifully in his poem, “A Dog Has Died.”
Take on your poem-a-day challenge with an NYWC Prompt-A-Day! All month long we’ll feature the writing prompts that really get us going, and for Sunday, April 6: Write a limerick inspired by a quote from NYWC workshop participant Mark Rivera.