NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 17 (Spoken Word)

By on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog

Alyce Wilson reading poetry


Today I judged a Teen Poetry Slam at the Lansdowne Public Library, which inspired today’s prompt:

  • Write a spoken word poem. This could be a poem that uses poetry slam techniques of rhyme and repetition, or it could be a dialogue poem like those written by Robert Frost. Remember to read it aloud!

Please share a link to your poem (especially to a video of you reading it if you like) in the comments below. Remember that poems pasted into the comments are not considered published in Wild Violet.


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal, and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, can all be ordered from her Web site, In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.