My Poetry Prompts for National Poetry Month

I’ve been posting prompts on my Twitter all month long to help folks celebrate NPM 2014. This is a list of all of the prompts from 4/1/14 – 4/21/14…296 prompts so far! With eight more days to go, I think it’s safe to say I’ll hit 400. So write on, poets, and know that if you…

3 Reasons Why Ignoring Race Doesn’t Work

Let’s get this straight first: I understand that race is a social construct and not a biological imperative. There is almost nothing separating a black man in South Africa from a white man in Germany except where they stand on the finale of Breaking Bad. The problem is that so few people subscribe to this…

National Poetry Month: The Revenge

Happy National Poetry Month! It’s like Christmas morning, except if you’re writing poems all month you have to provide all of the presents. And some of them will be sweaters. Bad sweaters you knit yourself. And some of you can’t knit for shit. But that’s okay, because some of them will be mint condition Transformers…