A Writing Prompt from Jordan Zandi, author of solarium

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This week's prompt comes from Jordan Zandi, author of Solarium.

A Storm, A Musical Instrument, and A Memory

I was given the following exercise (or one very close to it—it’s been years) by Louise Glück, and it led to “Chamber Music.”

Write a sequence poem of five different sections. It must contain a storm, a musical instrument and a memory. Its title must be a piece of music. 

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