Writing Prompts for Stay-At-Home Writers: Alicia Jo Rabins

Welcome to Friday’s edition of  Writing Prompts for Stay-at-Home Writers. Today’s prompt is from Alicia Jo Rabins.

Alicia Jo Rabins is a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. Fruit Geode, Alicia’s second poetry book, was published by Augury Books, an imprint of Brooklyn Arts Press, in October 2018 and was a New York Times Book Review New & Notable selection. Her first book, Divinity School, won the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by C.D. Wright; was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; and was one of Poets & Writers Magazine‘s top poetry debuts of 2015.

Alicia Jo and her poetry and music were recently featured on OPB’s Think Out Loud.

Alicia shared the following prompt:

Write a poem in the bathtub (or shower if you don’t have a bathtub). 

Literally. I’ve been doing this almost every night and it’s getting me through. 


Some of Alicia’s recent bathtub poems can be found online at: facebook.com/aliciajorabinstwitter.com/ohaliciajo or instagram.com/ohaliciajo.


Tune in next Tuesday for a prompt from Beth Alvarado. Let us know how you’re doing, and how your writing is going, and let us know if you have a prompt to share! Email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org.

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