Welcome to the Langston Hughes School for Poets. This page offers writing prompts for poets of every age and experience. If you write something, prompted by this page, that you especially like, let me know via email at

Prompts for August, 2022

  1. Write a 25-30 line poem about how you feel about your name.
  2. Write a 10 line poem about a window in, or near, your home.
  3. Write a poem in the form of a letter to your “last year’s” student self.

Langston Hughes mural, 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

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