April is National Poetry Month and if you're looking for a way to connect with your emotions, unlock vulnerability, and process through some of the big feelings that we are all undoubtedly feeling these days, poetry is a great way to do so. Poetry can feel intimidating to a lot of people because of how visceral it is, and it doesn't help that a lot of the poetry we are introduced to in school is written by old, white men and can often feel inaccessible. Or, maybe you just have no idea what the poetry format even is. Luckily, there's not a lot of rules in poetry; it's actually really easy to get started writing poetry as a beginner. With some exploring of contemporary poets and a few poetry prompts , those creative juices will be flowing and you'll be writing a poem in no time. 30 Prompts To Help You Start Writing Poems Prompt #1: Pick one thing in life you wish you could undo or pick something that haunts you. Consider the thing you have lost and where it was missing in your life. Then, write a poem backward in time until the lost thing is no longer lost. Prompt #2: List places where you feel comforted, things that make you feel taken care of, and […]
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