Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Two Photos for Inspiration

Here are two images that can easily inspire either poetry or prose. Feel free to download them and use them in your classroom or with your writing group. If you like, you can easily dream up a few keywords or possible opening lines to fire up you students' imaginations. 
       By the way, when you scroll through  the archives of this blog, you'll discover many more photos you can use to inspire writing.
      But that's not all. You'll also discover information about Reflections, a collection of poems and photos that Prufrock Press will publish during the Spring, 2014. Please visit Prufrock at to discover more about this outstanding publisher of educational materials.
       Reflections will present a collection of poems and photos created by students and their teachers nationwide. Designed to inspire writing in the classroom at several levels, this work will also present a few of my own poems, along with those written by Elizabeth Guy.
        At this writing, the manuscript is complete. But I'm always on the lookout for more poems to add to the work.  If you or any of your students would like to submit poems using any of the photos in this blog as inspiration, please contact me ASAP at
        If your poetry is already included in the manuscript and you'd like to submit new work inspired by the photos in this blog,  I'd be delighted to hear from you. 


      Published by Cottonwood Press in 2009, Write What You See: 99 Photos To Inspire Writing by Hank Kellner is now marketed by Prufrock Press. Please visit now to order this fine book. This thought-provoking collection contains photographs and a wide variety of inventive writing prompts to motivate students.
     Written by a veteran of the Korean War and retired educator who has served as an English Department supervisor and adjunct associate professor of English at the community college level, Write What you See includes a CD-Rom and a special section telling how teachers nationwide use photos to inspire writing. 118 pages, 8 1/2 X 11, Softbound, ISBN 978-1-877673-83-2, Grades 7-12, $24.95

Copyright © Hank Kellner, 2011

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