SMASH POETRY JOURNAL
125 Writing Ideas for Inspiration and Self-Exploration
By Robert Lee Brewer. Don’t have your students wait for inspiration to strike—this journal’s 125 fun and thoughtful prompts can help them make writing poetry a consistent and enjoyable part of their lives. Examples: try writing from the perspective of an insect, compose a poem in which you imagine a story for a stranger, create an acrostic poem, or write about watching the world go by. The prompts’ flexibility and the imaginative spark they produce make it easier for students to overcome the first big hurdle when writing—just getting something down on the page. The book also includes tips on unique poetic forms, plus plenty of blank space for students to compose their poems. Grades 7 and up. Writer’s Digest. 255 pages. ©2019.