30/30 2016 Primer

April is National Poetry Writing Month.  Like the past few years, we'll be posting exercises here for your bemusement, derision and self-flagellation.  What's a little pain among friends, right?  Feel free to write along at home, or check out some of the eminently more useful links below.


"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.