30/30 2016 Primer

April is National Poetry Writing Month.  Like the past few years, we'll be posting exercises here for your bemusement, derision and self-flagellation.  What's a little pain among friends, right?  Feel free to write along at home, or check out some of the eminently more useful links below.

http://www.napowrimo.net/

"Official" home of National Poetry Writing Month.

http://rachelmckibbens.blogspot.com/

Nearly 100 prompts to twist your mind and pull greatness from your body. A healthy mixture of complex and simple writing exercises.

http://www.litbridge.com/creative-writing-prompts/creative-writing-prompts-for-poetry/

50 short prompts on the simpler side, but some requiring a bit of thought.

http://www.creative-writing-now.com/creative-writing-prompts.html

A bunch of very short prompts, big on simplicity and very open-ended.

http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/p/other-wonderful-poetry-communities.html

A directory of websites with writing prompts.