Are you a poet looking for some practice? Check out a list of some writing prompts. The list will be updated as the ideas come, so keep checking back! (Last updated on January 24, 2021)
- Write a letter to a historical figure and discuss an issue or topic that was important to them but focusing on that said issue as it is today.
- Write a poem speaking about yourself in third person, taking us through a “day in the life”.
- Pick a childhood character and write a poem using the character as a metaphor for a social issue.
- Consider how you are feeling at the moment and pick a color. Write a poem expressing your feelings while incorporating imagery that reflects that color.
- Choose someone in your life and write a poem where you make amends for an issue you had with them. Include at least three variations of tone.
- Choose a music artist and write a response to one of their songs. Relate the song to something important to you.
- Write a poem describing your voice. Discuss every aspect of it and how you want to use it. Be sure to use imagery.
- Write an unconventional love poem to something not so obvious.
- Write a poem taking on the guise of a game show. Use the game show as a metaphor for a societal issue.