Nothing kickstarts my creativity like a good poem. Give me some strangely hyphenated words, a few alliterations, some weird similes, and I’m good to go. However, I can never read through a whole book of poetry, one poem after the other. I’m a flip-open-the-book-and-point kind of person. I want to be surprised. I want eloquent one day and funky the next. If your poetical life is getting dull, here are three cool ways to vamp it up.
1. Poem Roulette where poetry meets the casino. Choose a category and spin. If you don’t like your results, just spin again. Yes, you can get distracted for long periods of time so use this only in moderation.
2. HOOT Review. For $15 a year get a postcard with poetry and art every month. Hang it on your fridge, give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench. A great way to enjoy and share poetry.
3. Animated Poetry. Just Youtube that and be amazed at the creative people that combine animations with poetry. I watch them when I’m working out, doing the dishes, or needing a five-minute poetry break. Here’s a list of some of my favorites to get you started. Enjoy!