»

Subscribe | Give a Gift Subscription

Log In or Register | Help | Contact Us | Donate

Advanced Search

Main Index » Poets & Writers » The Newsletter
The Time Is Now, Week 12
Edit your profilePrivate messages Search postsWho's online?
You are not signed in. Click here to sign in.
If you are not a member, Register here!
135961 registered users


mgannon@pw.org

e-mail user

Mar 22, 2012, 5:00 AM

Post #1 of 1 (102 views)
Shortcut
The Time Is Now, Week 12 Can't Post

P&W Big White Logo
 The Time Is Now          March 22, 2012  
Quick Links
The Time Is Now

Writers Recommend

Poets & Writers Magazine


Subscribe

About Us

Advertisement
johns hopkins 2
Welcome to this week's installment of The Time Is Now. And if you're looking for even more inspiration for your writing, check out Writers Recommend, our online exclusive where authors share books, art, music, writing prompts,
films--anything and everything--that has inspired them in their writing. 
 

POETRY PROMPT
Visit a museum or an art gallery. While looking at the art, transcribe fragments from the written descriptions and/or titles that accompany each work. Create a poem out of the fragments you've transcribed.

 

FICTION PROMPT
Record the slogans you see on billboards and in other advertising as you go about your daily routine--Prescription Drug Misuse Is a Growing Trend; Forever Engagements; Truth & Honesty: That's the Manfredi Way! Choose one from the list you've gathered and use it as the opening line for a story.

CREATIVE NONFICTION PROMPT

In Sarah Manguso's memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008), the author writes, "suffering, however much and whatever type, shrinks or swells to fit the shape and size of a life." Write about a time in which you experienced suffering--emotionally, physically, or otherwise--and try to focus on how that suffering fit into the shape of your life then, and how it has helped shape the life you know now. 

 

THE BEST BOOKS FOR WRITERS
Each week we recommend a book--a newly published title or an invaluable classic--that will help you on your writing journey. This week's pick: 
 
 
 
To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (BOA Editions, 2002) by W. D. Snodgrass 
 
DISCOUNT OFFER FOR POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE
Don't miss out on the latest grants, awards, contests, and conferences. Join the community of writers!

Poets & Writers is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Learn more at pw.org.

Manage your e-newsletter subscriptions at My P&W.
This email was sent to post-newsletter@pw.org by mgannon@pw.org |  
Poets & Writers | 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100 | New York | NY | 10004

Main Index » Poets & Writers » The Newsletter

 


P&W Newsletters

Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter to stay informed of the latest news, events and more.

Click to Sign Up

Subscribe to P&W Magazine | Donate Now | Advertise | Sign up for E-Newsletter | About Us | Contact Us

© Copyright Poets & Writers 2011. All Rights Reserved