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Poetry writing prompts for National Poetry Month

Spring is the perfect time to write poetry, don't you think?

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Alphabet haikus

Alphabet haiku

Have you ever used a random letter generator to inspire a poem? If not, today’s the perfect day to start.

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April National Poetry month writing prompt

Greatness inspires greatness. Grab a book by your favorite poet and get to work.

Spring is in the air

April writing prompt

The sounds, smells, and sights of spring inspire beautiful poetry.


Summertime stanzas

June writing prompt: summertime


This nostalgic prompt encourages a look back at the best summer of your childhood.


Sorry, not sorry

Plums from the icebox: A William Carlos Williams writing prompt

This prompt asks poets to take inspiration from the great William Carlos Williams.


Poem within a poem

Glasses and a book - writing prompt


“Let poetry nudge your thinking to a new place,” suggests this prompt, which is inspired by well-known lines from famous poets.


Eight lines, staggering syllables


Craving a little more structure in your poetry? This writing prompt may be just the thing.