NaPoWriMo Prompt: Day 1

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, Featured

Definition of Introduction

“Introduction” by Larah McElroy (

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets are challenging themselves to write a poem a day. Wild Violet will once again be suggesting daily prompts for poets to follow. You can find additional prompts at the official NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) site.

Our first prompt is an Introduction poem: Write a poem that introduces the reader to you, your neighborhood, a family member, or a concept, et cetera.

Free free to share your poem (or a link to your poem) in the comments below. Keep in mind that poems appearing in 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 and infrequently keeps an online journal. 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; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, 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.