From the Spring issue of Peninsula Poets.
Write a poem that modernizes a classical myth. Rewrite the old myth in modern terms. For instance, Sisyphus is doomed to push a car up a hill forever. You may make yourself the classical figure if you like. (From The Mind’s Eye by Kevin Clark) Don’t forget: Poetry Society of Michigan is looking for poems that have turned out well from these prompts for a reading. Send to email@example.com.
Here’s a clever example from the pages of Third Wednesday Magazine. (by permission from the editors).
From Writing Poetry by Barbara Drake: Write a poem that teaches the history of your family to those who come after you.
Below is an example from The Ekphrastic Review by one of our PSM members.
A member poem from the Spring issue of Peninsula Poets.
A poem from the spring issue of Peninsula Poets.
Our Ann Arbor affiliate Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle’s monthly readings with open mic. have moved to virtual space on Zoom for the time-being.
Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi-American whose five books of poems address themes of war, exile, and loss. She has received Guggenheim and Kresge fellowships, the Arab American Book Award, and the U.N. Human Rights Award. She currently teaches Arabic language and literature at Oakland University. Her reading will be bilingual.
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email the day of the event.
The reading will be followed by an open mic.
Participants are invited to read a poem of their own or a favorite.
Another poem from the spring issue of Peninsula Poets.
From the Spring Issue Peninsula Poets.