Write It!: 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Diary)
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"Write It! might be one of the friendliest poetry tool kits/notebooks ever."
--Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People's Poet Laureate,
Discover your creative voice and learn to write poetry in this easy-to-use guided journal with 100 poetry prompts--a 2021 Young People's Poet Laureate Pick!
Thoughtful, stimulating, and fun prompts developed from workshops by award-winning poets will help you craft writing that authentically expresses your inner life. Compose on these beautifully designed pages, and create a body of work that you can enjoy privately or share using decorative display pages perfect for social media.
This lovely guided journal can be both a canvas for exploration and a treasured keepsake showcasing your creative voice. Includes decorative pages and a ribbon with beautiful cloth hardbound cover.
About the Author
Jessica Jacobs is an award-winning poet and the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, and In Whatever Light Left to Us. Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, Fanny Says, and The Donkey Elegies. She once worked as editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. When not at home in Asheville, North Carolina, Jessica and Nickole are leading poetry workshops around the world.
“Write It! might be one of the friendliest poetry tool kits/notebooks ever. As the title suggests, the book is very direct. How do people write about feelings too difficult to face directly? Is listening to trees possible? Is that rain talking to me? How many names does any person really have? The editors—Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown, both fine poets themselves—make us feel lucky to sit at their table. Readers will learn about writers and quotations, multiple perspectives, possibilities, and tactics while feeling deeply befriended all the way. Who knows where you might go? I plan to write on every page.”
—Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Foundation's Young People’s Poet Laureate
“Write It! is an absolute pleasure, a gentle, encouraging guide for discovering the stories around and within us. Jacobs and Brown serve as fairy godpoets, bringing us the words and wisdom of beloved writers along with prompts to inspire and embolden. This book asks us to be curious and open, to find ourselves in the mirror and on the page. It shows us how to eavesdrop on the world and our own hearts.”
—Janet McNally, The Looking Glass
“These soul-searching prompts inspire conversations with oneself, our world, and poets who have come before us. As a teacher and author, I’m equally excited about sharing this book with my students and diving in myself!”
—Nicole Kronzer, Unscripted
“Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown are two poets of presence, passion, and purpose. I am constantly learning from their brilliant poems and how they both inhabit the natural world around with them with immense light and graceful precision. This book of beautiful writing prompts is a safe space to explore the depths of your imagination, overflowing with favorite lines from beloved writers and soul-stirring questions. Write It! will help you deepen your writing practice as well as your relationship to identity, place, and community. Sometimes there is nothing more terrifying than a blank page or blinking cursor. Sometimes you need the right nudge and spark, these one hundred prompts are lit matches waiting for you”
—Tiana Clark, I Can’t Talk About The Trees Without The Blood