Author, Poet, Painter & Bookseller
Surrealist-inspired Poetry Prompt:
Pick three books of poetry off of your shelf & flip through them, not reading the poems, but jotting down any words that catch your eye. Choose nineteen of these & write a poem with them, adding as few of your own words as possible.
* If you don't have books of poetry, you can find poems on poets.org.
It's difficult to pinpoint just what makes The Glass Hotel so compulsive a read. It's not exactly the Ponzi scheme and the ghosts, nor is it the ease with which Mandel moves between the points of view of her riveting characters and effortlessly leaps between timelines.