I just completed a three-day workshop with the poet Tony Hoagland, sponsored by the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington, CT. Tony gave us wonderful ideas for poetry prompts, particularly those that we can use at the beginning of a workshop to get the poetry muscles working. If you would like to read more about my summer workshop with Tony, I have posted a separate article under Workshops. Tony is devoted to teaching poetry teachers. You can read more about him at www.fivepowerspoetry.com.
I'd love to hear what inspired you this summer. What did you write? What did you read? Who gave you a boost?