I'm currently at the Banff Arts Centre working on my full length poetry manuscript. One of my mentors here is the Toronto poet Hoa Nguyen. Yesterday, Hoa led an incredible freewriting exercise in which one of the steps was to lovingly draw a circle somewhere on the page through which your ancestors may speak to you. This was so profound for me. Anytime I got stuck or felt lost during the exercise, I looked at my circle and something filled the space.
So today's prompt: "what are you noticing?"
Draw your own circle. Set a timer for 10, 20, 40 minutes, or just go for however long you want. Write from your heart and your history.
I'd love to hear about your experience. Comment below, or email me, or message me on Instagram, @impromptuprompts.
Hoa Nguyen facilitates an incredibly cool workshop series in Toronto. Toronto poets, check it out.