NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Raw

April is National Poetry Month, and to help you dig into your poem-a-day challenge, NYWC brings you Prompt-A-Day. All month long we’ll feature the writing prompts that really get us going! For Saturday, April 5: Write a sonnet on the theme of rawness.

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NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Casey at the Bat

As sports fans, we know that our favorite sports teams and our favorite players don’t always succeed. One of the greatest examples is the fictitious but mighty Casey, who failed the fans of Mudville in the poem, “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: I Scream for Ice Cream

Write a piece that incorporates ice cream in some way. Focus on the act of eating ice cream, a favorite flavor, or a moment that includes ice cream.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: April is the Cruelest Month

For today’s writing prompt, use T.S. Eliot’s poem to write about the changing of the season, how flowers bloom and birds reappear to revive the ‘dead lands’ of winter