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    This year I teach :
    English 9
    Creative Writing I
    Creative Writing II and III 
     It's National Poetry Month, and even or especially under our current circumstances we will be running the NH Poem a Day challenge! 
    Here's how it works:  I will post a new poem assignment for each day for the month of April  You try to write them all--keep them, numbered, maybe with the day's prompt, in ONE DOC.  DO NOT SEND THEM TO ME ONE AT A TIME!!!  Send me all of the poems IN ONE DOC once April is over--I usually ask for them one or two days into May. We usually have some kind of prize for the people who actually do them all--no guarantees this year, though I intend to try for prizes, but you will be announced as the winners and it's a great accomplishment. You will also be in the awards page in the lit mag and poems will be entered automatically into the Best Poem of April Contest. 
    These are not Free Writes--you must attempt to address the prompt/assignment each day to qualify to win the challenge--and winning the challenge is just writing all the poems! tHEY DON'T HAVE TO BE GOOD--YOU JUST NEED TO ADDRESS THE ASSIGNMENT AND TRY YOUR BEST!
    Good Luck!
    April First Prompt:  Write a poem called "April Fool," maybe about an impossible April Fools Joke, or about an actual joke you once played and are either proud or ashamed of, or about a time you felt like an absolute fool, rightly or not, or about terrible jokes you or someone else frequently tells, or about a really collossal fool...
    April 2nd prompt:  Write a poem that talks about how it will be when we get to go back to the world. How the world could change.  Talk to the world, or talk to someone in particular, or to yourself.  Refer to at least three specific images from nature or from your neighborhood.
    April 3rd Prompt:  write a poem which has a robin, a cement truck and an ice cream cone in it.  The title should have the workd "Spring" in it--but not be cliche.
    April 4th Prompt: Write a poem that is titled: People Can Be_________. Include three specific colors. Make the lines very short, and make at least fourteen of them.
    April 5th Prompt:  Write a poem called The (color) (man or woman or child, etc.)  For instance "The Gray man."
    April 6th Prompt: Write a poem about an item of clothing belonging to a family member--My Mother's Shoes, My grandfather's Hat, etc.
    April 7th Prompt:  Write a poem about going on a walk.  Describe at least three things you see on the walk, and connect each one to a specific memory.
    April 8th Prompt:  Write a poem called "My Kind of Disaster."
    April 9th Prompt: Write a poem that includes these words: whiskers, grocery cart, dish towel, chicken or chickens.
    April 10th:  Write a poem about a time when you wanted to or did say something really awful to someone else.  Describe either what led up to it or what happened right after.  
    April 11th Prompt:  Write a poem called 
    April 12th prompt: Write a poem about 
    April 13th Prompt:  Write a poem that includes 
    April 14th Prompt: Write a poem whose title is ---and include three or more specific items from 
    April 15th Prompt:  Write a poem which borrows this title from Susan Browne (give her credit): "Duct Tape, Sleep, and Pretzels."
    april 16th:  Write a poem which includes 
    april 17th:  write a poem that starts with this line or uses it for a title:
    april 18th: Write a poem called 
    april 19th:  Write a poem that describes 
    april 20th: Write a poem that includes
    april 21st:Write a poem in which you take on the voice and point of view of 
    april 22nd:  write a poem that starts with this line:
    april 23rd: write a poem about 
    april 24th: Write a poem that CENTERS around 
    april 25th:  Write a poem which is shaped like 
    april 26th:  WRite a poem which begins with this line:  
    april 27th:  Write a poem that uses one of these ---titles:  
    april 28th:  The poet ---has a poem called ---  It's about ---Write a poem which 
    april 29th:  Write a poem which includes 
    april 30th: Write a poem about ---include---
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