Friday, April 29, 2016

Use Celestial Imagery: A Poetry Prompt from Instructor Canden Webb

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Writer’s Center is sharing prompts from current and former instructors. This installment includes a prompt from Canden Webb.

Write a poem about puberty using language associated with the cosmos (i.e., sun, moon, stars, crater, orbit, etc).

Canden Webb has performed all over the U.S. with notable poetry organizations such as P4CM and True Voices, a young-adult poetry organization headquartered in NYC where she is presently, Director of the D.C. Chapter. Her poetry chapbook, Inside God’s Chrysalis, was published in 2008 and continues to inspire self-discovery through creative writing. She is a two-time third place winner of Busboys and Poets 11th Hour Slam and a graduate of Howard University where she served on the College Unions Slam Team. She resides in Virginia.

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