NaPoWriMo Prompt 13

By on Apr 13, 2015 in Blog

Man with microphone, pointing

“Baustellen Poetry Slam” by Phil Kerber (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aspernseestadt/)

For day 13 of the NaPoWriMo challenge, “K” is for “Kantan Chamorrita.” ┬áSince “K” is another letter that is light on English poetic terms and forms, today’s form comes from the Chamoru natives of the Mariana Islands. The form refers to a rhyming debate, usually improvised and similar to “battle rapping” or poetry slams.

You can approach today’s prompt in multiple ways: Write your own rhyming (or non-rhyming, if you prefer) response to an existing poem. Be sure to link to that poem if you share yours. Or, you could write a dialogue poem, where two (or more) characters debate thoughts and ideas or compete to decide who’s best. Or, you could write a poem that’s an imaginary response to somebody who’s challenged you.

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

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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, AlyceWilson.com. 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.