April 12 Poetry Prompt: In the News
This is a widely used prompt that has been used for decades. There's a reason for this--it gets results.
Use one of the actual headlines below as the title for your poem. You do not have to research the actual news story that goes with the headline you choose; in fact, it is probably better not to. Use your imagination and develop your own "story" (if you write a narrative poem) or jump off from the headline and see where a lyric approach takes you.
Keeping It Civil
The Mystery Of Julian Assange's Cat
Man Steals Charleston Fire Department Pick-up Truck
Beekeeper Offers Tips on Beneficial Insects
As Cashless Stores Grow, So Does the Backlash
You're a Coward
Black Bear, Cubs Spotted at Sunday River
Does Empathy Have a Dark Side?
Delta Cuts Back How Far You Can Recline Your Seat
Picture Kindness at the Grocery Store
Black Holes Are Awesome. Why Are Their Names Usually So Boring?
12 Years of Disruption
Buzz Aldrin Offers Condolences After Israel’s Failed Moon Landing
Northeast Minnesota Doctor Accused of Groping Patient
The Fascinating History of the Banh Mi
Snow Mold, Low-Hanging Branches, and Moving Asparagus
Guide Dog Struck By Hit And Run Driver
10 of the Best Things to Eat at the MSP Airport
Man Charged After Horses Found Scattered in Pieces
Construction Officials Urge Caution
Father, Son Charged for Allegedly Selling Diseased Body Parts
There Is No Deal
German Students Have Algorithm for Game of Thrones Deaths
Oprah Winfrey Thought Avocados Were Too Expensive So She Bought an Orchard
What Are Sanctuary Cities?
A Man Named Father Jesus Wants to Build a Church in Gulfport