NC Literary Hall of Fame



Write It!: 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire by Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

Spruce Books
$17.95, paperback
ISBN: 9781632173478
October, 2020
Nonfiction: Writing Tools
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"Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown are two poets of presence, passion, and purpose. I am constantly learning from their brilliant poems and how they both inhabit the natural world around with them with immense light and graceful precision. This book of beautiful writing prompts is a safe space to explore the depths of your imagination, overflowing with favorite lines from beloved writers and soul-stirring questions. Write It! will help you deepen your writing practice as well as your relationship to identity, place, and community. Sometimes there is nothing more terrifying than a blank page or blinking cursor. Sometimes you need the right nudge and spark, these one hundred prompts are lit matches waiting for you."
—Tiana Clark, I Can’t Talk About The Trees Without the Blood

"Write It! is an absolute pleasure, a gentle, encouraging guide for discovering the stories around and within us. Jacobs and Brown serve as fairy godpoets, bringing us the words and wisdom of beloved writers along with prompts to inspire and embolden. This book asks us to be curious and open, to find ourselves in the mirror and on the page. It shows us how to eavesdrop on the world and our own hearts."
—Janet McNally, The Looking Glass

"If, poet, you were always suspicious of the efficacy of prompts as a poetic practice, then you need to prop open this sophisticated and deeply knowledgeable collection of ideas and inspirations. There’s nothing cute or precious about these hard-thought and useful mind and heart starters. Jacobs and Brown bring an Asheville focus on nature and openness to the page."
—Brian Lampkin, a proprietor of Scuppernong Books, O. Henry Magazine

A guided journal perfect for everyone from developing writers to those looking to deepen their craft.

Work with award-winning poets Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown to develop your voice as a writer. Refined in classrooms around the country with students ranging from teens to senior citizens and everyone in between, these prompts are designed to get you writing.

Solidly grounded in the practice of awareness and writing though the body, this book will help deepen your self-awareness, your empathy for others, and your appreciation of your environment—inside and out. Many prompts also contain quotes from some of today’s most exciting poets to inspire and guide you.

Jessica Jacobs is an award-winning poet and the author of Pelvis with Distance, Take Me with You, Wherever You're Going, and In Whatever Light Left to Us. Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, Fanny Says, and The Donkey Elegies. Sheonce worked as editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. When not at home in Asheville, Jessica and Nickole are leading poetry workshops around the world.

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