We also had a very successful inaugural prompt Thursday. If you haven't heard, the OTR is now hosting weekly free-writes Thursdays from 1-2 in TH212. I'm proud to share my response to our first set of prompts: astronaut, asymmetry, asylum:
Astronauts find asylum in outer space
while asylums are filled with asymmetry,
Asymmetrical minds, elderly men with
brains of boys who think they are astronauts.
Bouncing off padded walls--gravity fails them.
Their minds dwell in zero gravity. They wax
asymmetric in their maddeningly symmetric
hospital gowns. They find no asylum in their
confined space/their stifled astronomy.
They will implode into an asymmetric uneven
mas/collapse in on themselves, each thought as
futile and fleeting as a falling star/delving deep
into darkness/breaking atmospheric borders,
then waking again in blinding white manufactured
symmetry. Every day is just their dream.
Feel free to do this prompt (any or all) and share your work with us! If you have your own ideas for prompts, leave a comment and/or come to our next free-writing session!
Lastly, start working on submissions for our upcoming art contest! The theme is Culinary Arts! Deadline is April 1st. Much more information and flyers will be posted shortly!
'Til next time,
PS. If you're tired of the manic-depressive weather in New York, why not try studying abroad!
I've heard especially promising things about the on-site linguistics and literacy course in Uganda, so definitely look into that!