I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to contribute a prompt for the amazing Found Poetry Review‘s April Impromptu series. So many amazing poets on that list!
I struggled to come up with a single prompt, so instead I made a little script that generates a prompt based on some random numbers, the Library of Congress Children’s Subject Headings, and some HathiTrust texts from about 100 years ago. Here’s my explanation of the project (which launched the series!) and the generator itself. Some sample prompts below. Happy writing!
[quick update! 4/2/2016: it looks like nearly 500 people have used the generator to make almost 3,000 prompts since this tool was announced (including me). I’ll probably do another post of the poems that resulted– many have posted in the Found Poetry Review thread.]