30 Poems in 30 Days: Writing Prompts from Philip Marley and Tiferet Journal

Writing prompts for Tiferet’s April 2016 Poem-A-Thon were provided by fellow poet and writer, Philip Marley. Philip really encouraged our participants to reach, and they rose to the creative challenge.

In this book, you will find the exact prompts the poets were given each day, as well as one poem from a participant written using that prompt, to showcase the beautiful words one can write by just letting the words flow freely.

2016 Poem Prompts cover


“As a relatively new and unpublished poet, save for Tiferet, your 2016 Poem-A-Thon served not only as an exciting opportunity, but the precise challenge I needed to solidify my commitment to writing. The chosen prompts were most thoughtful, allowing for wide interpretations while providing a framework from which to explore. There were those that challenged me more than others, giving me new landscapes to walk upon. Receiving the prompts became the highlight of my days. I would recommend this to anyone, and I look forward to returning in 2017.”

Thank you, Alexsondra Tomasulo

It is our hope this offering from TIFERET will stimulate your own creative processes and inspire you to write.

Available for immediate download in pdf format.

About Philip Marley

Philip MarleyPHILIP MARLEY works as a writer and poet in Toronto, Canada. He has sat on the editorial board for the literary journal Descant, written book reviews for Canada’s National Post, the magazines Quill & Quire and Canadian Notes & Queries, and he briefly wrote a books column for the film magazine, Montage. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Arc Poetry Magazine’s “Poem of the Year;” Malahat’s “Far Horizon’s Award for Poetry;” and Contemporary Verse 2’s “Two Day Poetry Contest.” In 2012 and 2014, Philip was the recipient of a fellowship for the SLS Writer’s Program in Vilnius, Lithuania.