The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Painting, Letters & Displacement

Friday, March 20, 2020

Write an abecedarian after Evie Shockley’s “tonight i saw” poem. Focus on an image that inspires you. Depict 26 thoughts, feelings, and sensations that follow the sight and/or thought of this image...

Inspiration in the Everyday

Friday, March 13, 2020

People often think of writing as a mystical exercise: A writer sits down in solitude and selects a pen, smooths a sheet of pristine paper, and spills out prose or poetry from a place of secret...

On the Art of Exercising Words into Poems

Friday, March 6, 2020

Like how the moon has many phases and faces, the poet too has fluctuating moments of creativity. So, whenever a low tide comes to shore and poems need to be written, writing prompts become a go-to...