Friday, December 9, 2011

Point of View Writing Prompt with Jessie Carty

Jessie Carty is our guest prompter again this week. I hope you enjoy her prompt and have a great weekend!
Point of View Writing Prompt by Jessie Carty

In May of 2008 I had this idea that I wanted to write a series of poems called the fat girl poems. I’ve bounced around with my weight, but I also knew I’d be taping into the general “fat girl” experience rather than just my own.

Here is an example of one poem that is, perhaps, not completely from my point of view. (The link will take you to the poem below a video. The video is myself and two other wonderful ladies take turns reading the poem in a video. )

So, my challenge for you today is to write a poem or story from a point of view that isn’t your own, but maybe is a topic that is close to you. See how it challenges you!

BIO: Jessie Carty is the author of five poetry collections including the upcoming chapbook An Amateur Marriage (Finishing Line Press, 2012) which was a finalist for the 2011 Robert Watson Prize. She teaches at RCCC in Concord, NC. You can find her editing Referential Magazine or blogging at

Jessie's most recent chapbook “An Amateur Marriage” is now on pre-order from Finishing Line (  

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