Wisława Szymborska speech at the lost-and-found

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National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “A Speech at the Lost and Found”

1 Comment 23 April 2014

When contemplating infinity, it's helpful to have a small thing that can fit in our hand. Wisława Szymborska places a blue umbrella alongside the universe.

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Institutional Memory

Door Photos, Emily Dickinson, poetry, poetry and business, Poetry at Work, work poems

Poetry at Work: The Poetry of Institutional Memory

4 Comments 22 April 2014

With access to technology, the Internet and new tools, organizations have come to believe institutional memory is not important. They're wrong.

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Read Your Labels

Blog, Cheese Poems, Eating and Drinking Poems, Food Poems, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Themed Writing Projects, writing prompts

Cheese Poetry: Read Your Labels Poetry Prompt

2 Comments 21 April 2014

Raid the refrigerator and read your food labels with creativity in mind. Join us for our cheese themed poetry prompt.

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Blog, Tolkien

Protected: Tolkien I Workshop: Session 8–A Dragon, A Battle, A Homecoming

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Thoreau Center for Sustainability Autoboatography

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Literary Tour: Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco’s the Presidio

2 Comments 18 April 2014

A seed of serendipity led us to the Cafe Rx, located inside the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in the Presidio, a national park set in San Francisco, California.

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top poems for poem in your pocket day

Blog, National Poetry Month, Short Poems, Top 10 Poetic Picks

Top Ten Poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day

5 Comments 17 April 2014

Unless your pockets are very large, you probably don't want to carry The Wasteland around for Poem in Your Pocket Day. Choose one of these short poems to copy and carry with you all day.

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Wisława Szymborska Could Have

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National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “Could Have”

18 Comments 16 April 2014

It's difficult to explain good fortune, though that didn't stop Wisława Szymborska from trying in her poem "Could Have."

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Poets and Poems: Charles Wright’s “Caribou”

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Poets and Poems: “Caribou” by Charles Wright

8 Comments 15 April 2014

"Caribou," the new collection of poems by Charles Wright, is about memory, what has passed, and what is gone, and the realizations that come only with age.

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Blog, Tolkien

Protected: Tolkien I Worshop: Session 7–Mr. Baggins Takes The Lead

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Still Life With Cheese

Blog, Cheese Poems, Eating and Drinking Poems, Food Poems, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Photo Prompts: Still Life With Cheese Photo Play

18 Comments 14 April 2014

Capture beauty on a plate. Join us for this month's Photo Prompts, and dabble in the art of food styling.

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canaveral national seashore loggerhead hatchling

Artist Date, Blog

Become a Better Writer: Canaveral National Seashore Artist Date

4 Comments 11 April 2014

I am out searching for sea turtles that might come ashore tonight and lay eggs on the beach of Canaveral National Seashore.

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philip levine perogies

Americana Poems, Blog, Eating and Drinking Poems, Food Poems, poetry, Poets, Recipes

Eating and Drinking Poems: Philip Levine’s ‘The Simple Truth’

4 Comments 10 April 2014

In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Alexandra Barylski Stott pairs her Polish grandmother's recipe for perogies with Philip Levine's poem 'The Simple Truth'

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Give a teacher how to read a poem

Blog, English Teaching, English Teaching Resources, poetry, Poetry Dare, poetry teaching resources

Top Ten Reasons We Dare You to Give an English Teacher “How to Read a Poem” (and a Giveaway)

39 Comments 10 April 2014

We dare you to give "How to Read a Poem" to an English teacher. Here are our Top 10 reasons, plus a giveaway.

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Wisława Szymborska's Conversation with a Stone

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National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “Conversation with a Stone”

14 Comments 09 April 2014

Wisława Szymborska's "Conversation with a Stone" evokes the infuriating sense of talking to a rock. That's a good reason to love the poem.

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ode to rice krispies

Blog, Food Poems, Ode Poems, poetry, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Ode To Rice Krispies: Playlist and Poetry Prompt

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Welcome to this month's poetry prompt and playlist! Listen along with us and write an ode to Rice Krispies, or your favorite breakfast cereal.

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