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Amy Lemmon
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writer, parent, educator
writer, parent, educator

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Poetry Jump-Starts (for my classes and whoever needs them)
It's Wednesday, which means that Mary Biddinger is tweeting a new Summer Poetry Prompt, as she is doing every Wednesday this summer. I thought I would post the prompts I give to my FIT students here, too. Poetry Jump-Starts Here are some prompts to get you ...

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NaPoWriMo Day 17/29
What the Living Say to the Dead You were in my dream, alive and well smiling and younger than ever, our kids monkey-spry and rambling, and you wanted to be with me again. We roamed the ancient buildings of an ivied campus, working out our future. You would ...

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NaPoWriMo Day 16/28
The Edible School Yard You can't get persecution in a can   telephone game or jar--it won't be preserved   armor star through heat or pressure cooking   rattle goes the lid it lives in the memory    hardens to a lump of anthracite    tasty bite and all the ...

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NaPoWriMo: Lost My Mojo
This year for the first time I thought I'd try  NaPoWriMo --National Poetry Writing Month, writing a poem a day and posting on my blog. That lasted until the 15th, at which time I took the weekend off (busy with kids and such) and then never got back to it....

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NaPoWriMo: Checking in towards the end of April
This year for the first time I thought I'd try NaPoWriMo --National Poetry Writing Month, writing a poem a day and posting on my blog. That lasted until the 15th, at which time I took the weekend off (busy with kids and such) and then never got back to it. ...

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NaPoWriMo Day 15
What Are the Prospects? This time of day, Broadway south of Union Square is mewling with students and tourists, all speaking languages I can't even identify, families and mothers with toddlers trailing sippy cups, guys just off shift lighting cigarettes bec...

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NaPoWriMo Day 14
The Widow Takes to the Drink Every night or nearly so, she pours just one glass, slowly becoming just one more. She shrinks from flasks or other branded signs that others use when drunk out of their minds. Alone or with a friend, the bar's the thing and if ...

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NaPoWriMo Day 13
Ohio Steel Granddad didn't need college to be a success, started in the foundry, moved up to foreman and then got into sales, traveling with a suit and tie a smart hat and an expense account a crystal paperweight a medal a retirement prize *   *   * Started...

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April truly is the cruelest month, but I am still writing poems every day. #NaPoWriMo   #NationalPoetryMonth  

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NaPoWriMo Day 12

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