Hello everyone! Welcome to our first weekly prompt. I hope you are as excited as we are. Each week one of our editors will give you a different prompt to give you a jumping off point for a poem to melt our faces and potentially be published in The Reverie. Honesty, raw and fearless: these are a few of our favorite things.
This week, I’ve been inspired by the 100 Thousand Poets for Change and I hope you will be too. 100 TPC is an annual worldwide event that focuses on uniting local communities with poetry and the goal of social change. September 27th is the next global event, and we want to be a part of it.
This week we’ll be joining in the effort by talking about social change via this budding online community. What is that social issue that you wish would just disappear? The one that bubbles up inside of you and spills all over your page. You’re friends are tired of you posting about it on Facebook. This soapbox is covered in your footprints, but dammit, you need to tell people about it. What is happening in the world that presses your emotional hot button? Privacy and celebrity nude photos? Climate Change? Bullying? Police brutality? Tell us about it. There’s no word limit or specific topic you need to cover.
Be sure to write your poetry on your blog and link back to this post. Friday we’ll post the linkup so we can read each other’s work and support one another. Saturday, you can vote on your favorite and Sunday we’ll feature the community favorite.
So write about it.
Tamara Woods was raised (fairly happily) in West Virginia, where she began writing poetry at the age of 12. She shares poetry and short stories on her blog PenPaperPad, writes for the online ‘zine Lefty Pop and writes articles as a full-time freelance writer. She is a contributor to The Publishing Bloggers Network blog, and hosts #writestuff TweetChat where writers talk about writing. She takes the pain, confusion, love and beauty of living and writes about it. She is a hillbilly hermit in Honolulu living with her Mathmagician.