We offer you 15 writing “experiments,” a name we prefer to “prompts” or “exercises.” Experiment more precisely underscores the importance of trial and error and serious play when it comes to making poems. If one of these experiments fails to yield something for you, don’t worry. Try another! Writing, as we say, is all about rewriting, and succeeding, as they say, is all about failing. And if you are lucky, you will do as Samuel Beckett once admonished and “fail better” with each experiment.