November 24, 2017 By Megan Willome 8 Comments
Thank You Notes is a monthly writing prompt, and before we start a new writing prompt series, we’re saying thank you to thank you notes.
November 23, 2017 By LW Lindquist 5 Comments
Wherever you are, make it splendorous and warm during the hopeful Thanksgiving season.
November 22, 2017 By Sandra Heska King 7 Comments
Sandra Heska King finds some old, inscribed Edgar A. Guest collections, muses about their curious inscriptions, and commits a little poetry to heart.
November 21, 2017 By Glynn Young 3 Comments
British poet Simon Armitage has translated the late Middle English poem “Pearl,” a beautiful poem about a father’s grief and how he resolves it.
November 20, 2017 By Heather Eure 4 Comments
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a box. 🙂
November 17, 2017 By Sharon A. Gibbs 11 Comments
Do you ever read aloud to friends and family, or even to a pet? Sharon A. Gibbs does and gives you 5 great reasons you should, too.
November 16, 2017 By Laura Lynn Brown 2 Comments
Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet’s “Under Heaven” in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
November 15, 2017 By LW Lindquist 4 Comments
We conclude our book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup with a look at straight lines and spinning, and a dizzying trip into space.
November 14, 2017 By Glynn Young 4 Comments
In “The Amoeba Game,” poet Tara Skurtu explores her American and Romanian roots and writes about life, childhood, self-discovery, and identity.
November 10, 2017 By Megan Willome 6 Comments
A pig, a horse, and a goat can’t win a best egg competition? Can they?
November 9, 2017 By Laurie Klein 14 Comments
Laurie Klein takes us on a breathtaking regional (and literary) tour of Yellowstone National Park, complete with geysers, thermophiles and the Morning Glory Pool.
November 8, 2017 By LW Lindquist 20 Comments
In this week’s book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup, we consider the importance of time, speed, and certain substances we’d rather not mention.
November 7, 2017 By Glynn Young 4 Comments
In 1922, everything changed in literature, as James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” brought modernism to fiction and poetry.
November 6, 2017 By Heather Eure 11 Comments
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become unique and unusual Boxes & Baskets. Whether a square container or one woven with a handle, adventure awaits. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
November 3, 2017 By Megan Willome 12 Comments
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your October pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her October good reads.
November 2, 2017 By LW Lindquist 19 Comments
From Poetry, a little town in Texas, to a star named Poetry in the Centaur constellation, we’re finding (and creating) poetry in place (and in space). Come name a star for poetry.
November 1, 2017 By LW Lindquist 8 Comments
Today we knock around with gas molecules and imagine flights of fancy with Gerhard Zucker’s rocket post mail delivery in our first book club discussion of Storm in a Teacup.
October 31, 2017 By Glynn Young 15 Comments
This Halloween, your black cat can be the instrument of vengeance in the Poe story, or the amber-eyed feline in the poem by Rilke. Or it can be like Kiddy.