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Prompting Poetry: Habits

January 31, 2014

Good morning! In case your muse needs a little help, Peggy Miller will be providing a prompt once a month for us to try our hand at. Below is her first one. Be sure to comment and let her know if this got your pen moving (or the keys tapping…whatever. 🙂 )

Write a poem about bad habits.  Yours, or the dreadful habits of some other truly shocking person, someone who may have an odd name or habits that you may know intimately yourself.  This would be done well as a bluster, tirade, fustian, clap trap.  You will know you have found your stride when it becomes really fun.

Peggy Miller

About Peggy: Peggy Miller is a poet.  She has an MFA in creative writing from American University.  She serves as one of the editors of the Comstock Review, a longstanding poetry journal.  Peggy leads poetry workshops.  Her books include  What the Blood Knowsand Stone Being.  A new book, The Science of Silence, is forthcoming through FootHills Publishing.  Peggy was a research assistant working in biochemistry for the USDA.  Her poetry is often inspired by the sciences, the fascination evoked thereof,the transcendent spirit in everyday lives.

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