Note: I try to update this list throughout the first week of the month, to capture everything we talked about during the previous month’s challenge. Check back for updates!
Craft of Writing
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg
The Playwright’s Handbook, Revised Edition, by Frank Pike and Thomas G. Dunn
“The Standard Stage Play Format,” a guide by Laura King, MFA, MA, Instructor of Theatre at Gordon State College
Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation Websites: Search for poems by author or keyword. The AAP and Poetry Foundation websites also have lots of articles, resources, and event listings for poets and those who like to read or hear poetry.
Rhymezone: Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus extraordinaire. This might just change your life.
Poem in Your Pocket Day: An annual day of poem-sharing, to celebrate National Poetry Month. In 2018, Poem in Your Pocket Day was on April 26.
Sonnet Slam: Each year in NYC, people get together on Shakespeare’s birthday to read the sonnets, in order, live on stage.
- Gwendolyn Brooks, ““We Real Cool”
- Dorothea Grossman, “For Allen Ginsberg.“
- Terrance Hayes, “The Golden Shovel“
- Henry Reed, “Naming of Parts“
- William Shakespeare, the Sonnets
- William Carlos Williams, “This Is Just to Say” William Carlos Williams.