After years of avoiding challenges like Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day, I finally tripped over a project I can get geeked about.
The editors at Found Poetry Review are launching something they call PoMoSco, putting their own twist on the prompt-writing game. A twist that calls out my competitive nature, feeds my semi-addition to social media and my confirmed addiction to novelty, and may even give me an excuse to buy office supplies.
They promise bizarre prompts involving white-out and X-ACTO knives, “chance operators,” and snipe hunts for “public texts.”
They also promise share-worthy badges for completing said prompts. And after recently observing my lizard-brain response to FitBit badges, I’m seriously optimistic that this is a program I will see through to the end.
After 30 days of this, I hope to have a totally tricked out blog post or two, 30 poems that might could be edited into submit-ability, and maybe a few new tricks up my sleeve when I want to write but don’t know where to start.
Wish me luck (or better yet, join in)!