Here it is––what began as a weekly column for The American Scholar is a book! David Lehman's prompts are the source of many wonderful poems. It's easy to get hooked on his fascinating poetry-making suggestions, and also on the collaborative spirit of participation. Personally, I'm indebted to him for directing and inspiring my writing. You'll find several of my poems (and partial poems) in the book. You'll also find poetry by Angela Ball, Christine Rhein, and Berwyn Moore, to name a few of the fine poets included as weekly winners.
Next Line, Please: Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers is available at: