HOUSTON, WE HAVE A CONTEST. Clark Writes is now accepting submissions for our Spring Semester Writing Contest! This semester our contest will be themed around space poetry. Your poem doesn’t have to specifically be about space, but should include space-related themes, imagery, or concepts. Take the prompt as you will, the creative possibilities are vast. We’re sure that this will allow your poetry to really take off. And if you’ve never written poetry, we encourage you to explore your creative potential and let your mind expand. You bet URANUS this is going to be a fun contest!
If you have any questions about the contest please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or someone on the editorial board. We’re looking forward to discovering what sorts of space poetry the Clark community has to offer. We’re sure they’ll beam us up. The top three will be put in orbit on the blog and we’ll send some cash money your Milky Way.
Good luck, space explorers!
-The Clark Writes Board of Editors
This SINsational poem was most recently heard at our last creative writing forum by Clark Writes Editor Laura Barker. It is a poem about both our present times and a future time none of us hope to see. Check it out!
One Night Stand at the End of the World
We’re tangled in the dark of the night
Screaming secrets into the void.
There’s arms and legs, tongues and hips, pride and joy.
We’ll forget it all soon.
We’re flying high on vodka and hatred and tears
We make love in the dark
So we don’t have to see the blood on our hands.
And we all want to go home. Continue reading
Another selection from our last creative writing forum. This witty, fast-paced poem by Raechel Segal about Mexican cuisine and Nirvana had everyone giggling.
Kurt Cobain with Guac
I want to find Nirvana,
But Kurt Cobain is dead.
I want to hear Nirvana,
But it’s all in my head.
Stop the echoes.
Calm the clamor of
People in the street Continue reading
A spooky series of haikus about what lurks in the shadows at night. The quick, straight-to-the-point nature of haiku creates a tension that carries throughout the poem. Just in time for Halloween!
Haiku to Keep You Up All Night
F. Sebastian Baker
Wash up before bed
Glancing into the mirror
A stranger stares back
Turn around quickly
Nothing hiding behind me
It’s too fast to catch
Footsteps in the hall
Someone goes to the bathroom
Tap on the window
On the second story up
No rain and no tree Continue reading