A WRITING PROMPT FROM MARK JARMAN, AUTHOR OF THE HERONY

Each Friday we post one new writing prompt created by a Sarabande author. Prompts like this one are included in our online Reader's Guides along with discussion questions and suggested reading to accompany each title. So if you can't wait a week for the next prompt, visit our Reader's Guide page to find them all in one place!

Today's writing prompt comes from Mark Jarman, author of To the Green Man (2004), Epistles (2007), Bone Fires (2011), and a forthcoming collection of poetry, The Herony (2017). 

 

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SPLICING SONNETS

 Write a sonnet, then cut it in half. Throw one half away and see if you can make the remaining seven lines work on their own. Or save both halves and make them into separate short poems.