December 31, 2011

Some Extra Winter Prompting

If you want to write more in the new year, another source of poetry writing prompts is "The Music In It", poet Adele Kenny's blog on poetry and poets – the craft and the community.

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She posts a new writing prompt most weeks (usually on Saturdays) and there is an archive for past prompts.

Recently, she featured a winter prompt with a series of links to sample winter poems.

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15465  “A Winter Without Snow” by J. D. McClatchy

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22693 “Approach of Winter” by Willian Carlos Williams

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22694 “An Old Man’s Winter Night” by Robert Frost

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20526 “Winter Distances” by Fanny Howe

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22050 “Winter Trees” by William Carlos Williams

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20938 “Return to Winter” by Elaine Terranova

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19217 “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden



Adele Kenny is the author of 23 books of poetry and non-fiction. Over 700 of her poems, articles, and reviews have been published in journals throughout North and South America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia, as well as in books and anthologies published by Crown, Mc-Graw Hill, Tuttle, and Shambhala. She served as associate editor of The Antiquer: Fine Art & Antiques from 2000-2005 and is currently poetry editor of Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature.

Adele is the recipient of various honors and awards, including two poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has received a Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award and an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award; and she has been a Pushcart Prize finalist, as well as a finalist for the Paumanok Poetry Award. She has also been awarded first place Merit Book and Henderson Awards, and a Writer's Digest Poetry Award. In 2011, she was honored with a Women of Excellence Award from the Union County Commission on the Status of Women for her personal achievements and volunteer work in the arts and humanities. One of her poems appeared on the marquee of the Rialto West Theater in NYC as part of the 42nd Street Art Project, and her book Staffordshire Animals has been cited by Home and Garden Television (Episode COL-713).

Adele is the Director of the Carriage House Poetry Reading Series, which she founded in December of 1998, Adele has also been director of the Fanwood Arts Council (at the Kuran Arts Center) since 1999. She has been a featured poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, and is active as a featured reader in a wide range of venues. She has worked as a Grants Review Panelist for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and has also been a presenter, poetry workshop leader, and artist-in-residence for numerous agencies and organizations, including state and county Teen Arts Festivals, the NJ State Department of Education, Symposium for the Arts, and Very Special Arts Festivals (serving the handicapped).

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the heads up about Adele Kenny's blog.

    Best wishes for the new year!

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  2. How lovely of you to mention my blog and my book! Thanks so much, Ken! Sincerest best wishes to you and to your blog readers for a healthy and happy New year!

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  3. Thanks for the info about Adele Kenny's blog. It's really fantastic - lots of great prompt ideas and many sample poems by a wide range of poets.

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