Month: April 2010

Poetry Contest Winners!

Poetry Contest Winners!

After a very busy and poetry-packed National Poetry Month, we’re very excited to announce the winners of our Novel Novice Poetry Contest! We received so many inspiring and creative entries – it wasn’t easy to choose our winners, but choose we must. Our first-place winner is Carmen M. She will receive a fabulous prize package […]

Posted April 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Lyric-Writing Contest Winners!

Lyric-Writing Contest Winners!

We considered National Poetry Month an opportunity to give the more musically inclined folks in our audience an opportunity to show us their writing chops in this genre. The top three winners of our Novel Novice Lyric-Writing Contest will each receive a copy of On the Meaning of Adam Lambert. Our first-place winner is Meghan. […]

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The Novel Novice Exquisite Corpse Poem

The Novel Novice Exquisite Corpse Poem

During National Poetry Month, we initiated a collaborative poetry game known as Exquisite Corpse. Throughout April, you – our readers of Novel Novice – submitted a phrase or word in the comments section. The words built upon each other and the result of this experiment is featured below.  Many thanks to all of our contributors, […]

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Nat’l Poetry Month: The Lynn Emanuel Wrap-Up

Nat’l Poetry Month: The Lynn Emanuel Wrap-Up

We celebrated the first three weeks of National Poetry Month by featuring poets T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, and Allen Ginsberg. This fourth and final week, we explored the poetry of Lynn Emanuel. Here’s the wrap-up of all the posts: Featured Poet: Lynn Emanuel Featured Collection: Then, Suddenly– Featured Poem: “Homage to Sharon Stone” Creative Writing […]

Posted April 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Creative Writing Prompt: In Receipt

Creative Writing Prompt: In Receipt

Creative Writing Prompt #30 In Receipt I have a handful of random receipts on my desk. I realized that I don’t often pay much attention to what’s on the receipt – besides checking to make sure I wasn’t charged for something I didn’t buy and to confirm the total is correct. But in looking more […]

Posted April 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 0 Comments
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Creative Writing Prompt: Inside Lynn Emanuel

Creative Writing Prompt: Inside Lynn Emanuel

This week’s featured poet is Lynn Emanuel. In her poetry collection Then, Suddenly– there is a standout poem entitled “inside gertrude stein.” Emanuel calls Stein one of the “heroines” of her book, touting the poet’s choice to experiment with language. And if you’ve ever read any of Gertrude’s work, you know exactly what she means […]

Posted April 29, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 1 Comment
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