Poetry Prompt #16
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #16

What Binds and Breaks For inspiration: Diane Seuss’s “Six Sonnets“ Freewrite memories of what has binded you and what has broken you. Choose your favorite number.  Using the language from your freewrite, write a series of poems with that number of lines.  Do not use punctuation.

April 26, 2019
Indiana Humanities awards 18 nonprofits with nearly $45,000 in grants
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Indiana Humanities awards 18 nonprofits with nearly $45,000 in grants

A total of 18 libraries, schools, museums and other nonprofit organizations from Gary to New Albany have received grants from Indiana Humanities this spring. Selected projects range from the creation of an exhibit to explore the history of women firefighters to the production of a video to preserve the history …

April 25, 2019
Inspiring women scientists and honoring Girls Inc.
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Inspiring women scientists and honoring Girls Inc.

I am so grateful to be here tonight, at an event that celebrates the valuable place that Girls Inc. has in our community. I appreciate this honor with all my heart. I am receiving this honor because of a wonderful program that I was able to share with the girls …

April 25, 2019
Poetry Prompt #15
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #15

One Sentence, Twelve Lines For inspiration: W.S. Merwin’s “After the Spring“ Write four simple words you love. Begin your poem with the word “After” and write a twelve line poem that is one sentence long, using subordinate clauses to keep the poem going, and repeating those four words at least …

April 25, 2019
Poetry Prompt #14
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #14

Let Observations For inspiration: Linda Gregg’s “Let Birds” Sit outside for twenty-two minutes.  Close your eyes for several of those minutes and breathe deeply and slowly till your mind and body feel settled, unified. When you open your eyes, slowly look around you making simple observations. Write down those observations. …

April 24, 2019
Poetry Prompt #13
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #13

Questions as Crescendo For inspiration: Carl Phillips’s “As from a Quiver of Arrows” Fill  a page with as many questions as you can—large and small—silly and serious—practical and mystical. Choose the question you feel is richest, strangest, most emotionally complex. Write a poem beginning with that question. Let the question …

April 23, 2019
Interview with Alessandra Lynch
National Poetry Month
Interview with Alessandra Lynch

Adrian: Congratulations on your beautiful and hurtful book Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment, which won the Balcones Prize while also being a finalist for the Rilke Prize and the L.A. TimesBook Award.  We in Indiana were already excited about the work, but it has been excellent to see the collection getting the …

April 22, 2019
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #12

For inspiration: The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry Prompt: Write about a place that brings you peace and makes you feel calm.

April 19, 2019