Each month, we interview a published writer who shares their favorite writing prompt. Whether you’re just getting started or have written for years, you’ll find ideas and advice to inspire you and help you become a better writer.
Prompt to Page is brought to you in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.
Listen to Episode 28
On this episode of Prompt to Page, Sean L. Corbin, the Poetry Gauntlet Coordinator for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, discusses his belief that “everything is a prompt.”
“If you sit down to write a poem, you don’t just pour it out,” he says. “Something had to prompt you to do that.”
If you’ve ever enjoyed Mad Libs or LEGO, you might enjoy Sean’s favorite writing prompt, a “wild text exercise” inspired by his friend and mentor George Eklund. Sean even reads a poem he wrote using the exercise. Listen below!
About Sean L. Corbin
Sean L Corbin is the author of The Leper Dreams of Snow (Finishing Line, 2018), and is the Poetry Gauntlet Coordinator for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. His work has been published widely.
He holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. Sean lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and sons, and also works in medical simulation.