30/30 2014 Primer

Ok, so in case you hadn't heard, April is National Poetry Writing Month.  We're challenging ourselves (and our friends) to write 30 poems in 30 days.  We tried it last year and had a blast (well, we didn't kill anyone, that counts, right?), so we're back for another round of madness.  Want to join in?  We'll be posting some exercises here for you to use as well as providing useful/handy links to places that have great exercises for you to use.

Here are a couple of sites to help get you started:


"Official" home of National Poetry Writing Month.


Nearly 100 prompts to twist your mind and pull greatness from your body. A healthy mixture of complex and simple writing exercises.


50 short prompts on the simpler side, but some requiring a bit of thought.


A bunch of very short prompts, big on simplicity and very open-ended.


A directory of websites with writing prompts.

Also, we'll be posting exercises here, every damn day.