Poetry/Writing Prompts

Got writer's block? 66 writing experiments + tons of other writing resources and prompts!

Language is a Virus is a well-organized web site of vast writing prompts, online tools, and resources for poets and writers. Each day a new writing prompt is posted on their main page, which also includes menus of unlimited writing resources . . .


  • Writing Prompts - generate a writing prompt or post your own favorite prompt
  • Writing Gizmos - links to writing games such as visual poetry, electronic poetry, collages, surrealist definition generator, cut up machine, sentence builder, and many more.
  • Writing Exercises - a GIANT list of exercises, including 82 writing experiments from Bernadette Mayer, 16 from Jonathan Mahew, essay experiments by Daniel Nester, several Oulipo prompts, and more.

Not to mention direct links to articles describing things like William S. Borroughs Cut-up TechniqueRimbaud's Systematic Derangement of the Senses, and 66 Experiments by Charles Bernstein.

For more prompts, see my post from April’s National Poetry Month here: https://trishhopkinson.com/2020/04/01/april-is-national-poetry-month-napomo-prompts-galore-other-ways-you-can-participate-2/


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