NaPoWriMo Prompt 4

By on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog, Featured

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Having fun yet? NaPoWriMo can be a great way to explore territory you don’t normally explore as a poet. For day four, we’ve reached the letter “C” for “Character.” Write a poem in any form, from the point of view of a distinct character. Use such elements as diction, line breaks, and figures of speech to make your character come alive. You can find several examples at the Poetry Foundation site.

Feel free to share your poem (or a link to your poem) in the comments.


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 (which she plans to update this year); 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, She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.