Ms. Barrett's
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    MY EMAIL: barretts@northernhighlands.org  
    This year I teach :
    English 9
    Creative Writing I
    Creative Writing II and III 
    THE 2018-2019 NH Poem a Day Challenge IS ON!! 
    Successful Completion Will Earn You a Prize, a Spot in the LIT Mag Awards Page, and  a Free Lit Mag!
    All you  need to do is write a poem every day for the month of April, following the prompt assignments posted here.  Then on May 1st, before midnight, you need to send them to me electronically (to the above email address--DO NOT PRINT THEM ALL, AND DO NOT SEND THEM TO ME ONE AT A TIME--all in one document, with each poem labeled as to the day.  If you do this on time and the poems attempt to respond to the prompt (you can't just write whatever you want), you win!
    All poems submitted for the challenge are also entered in the Best Poem of April Contest--that winner recieves an extra prize, and is published in the Lit Mag!  
    Have fun--happy writing, and Happy National Poetry Month!
    April First Prompt:  Write 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.
    April 2nd prompt: write a poem which includes an animal and a betrayal or a promisej
    April 3rd Prompt: Use these words in a poem:  orangutan, moose, cement truck, baseball.
    April 4th Prompt: Write a poem that starts with : "I hate when people... or I love when people..."
    April 5th Prompt:  Write a poem that is titled: "Phantom Noise."
    April 6th Prompt: Write a poem about a moment when a sibling or cousin or parent really surprised you.
    April 7th Prompt:  Write a poem which has the first line:"Because it is Spring and everything in the world is..."
    April 8th Prompt:  Write a poem about a time you were lost but it turned out not to be a bad thing at all.  Make it up if you must, of course.  
    April 9th Prompt: Write a poem that includes an ex boy or girlfriend, a spider, and mentions a moose.
    April 10th:  Write a poem about a time when you were impossibly angry with someone but turned it around or learned you were wrong about them.
    April 11th Prompt:  Write a poem called "The Biography of a ______________" and make it an object, not a person.  Billy Collins wrote one called "The Biography of a Cloud."  
    April 12th prompt: Write a poem about a game you played that either led to something good or very bad.
    April 13th Prompt:  Write a poem that includes freckles, cigarettes and balloons, or just the mention of them somehow.
    April 14th Prompt: Write a poem whose title is a month ("August," or January," etc.) and include three or more specific items from nature along with a person who is aggravating you.
    April 15th Prompt:  Write a poem which remembers something from middle school or elementary school--a particular moment, in great detail.
Last Modified on April 10, 2019