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Literary Tour: The Beat Museum, North Beach, San Francisco

2 Comments 21 November 2014

Discover Kerouac, Ginsberg and more with a visit to the Beat Museum in San Francisco's North Beach.

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Blog, love poems, Mischief Café, Sestina

Mischief Cafe: San Francisco and Trouble Coffee

11 Comments 20 November 2014

From mind-reading cat ears, to Trouble Coffee in two locations, the San Francisco Mischief Café is full of adjustments.

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Art, Expressions, Literary Tour

Amazing San Francisco Street Art. What’s Your Expression?

8 Comments 20 November 2014

Walk with us through the streets of San Francisco. See the amazing street art. And choose your expression.

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Mischief Cafe: Seattle, Washington

23 Comments 19 November 2014

The 11-day Mischief Cafe tour begins, and the defining quality will be surprise (with plenty of hilarity to go along with it).

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Blog, poetry, Top Ten Poetic Tweets, Twitter poetry

Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

3 Comments 19 November 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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An Evening with Billy Collins

16 Comments 18 November 2014

Poet Billy Collins read from his new volume, "Aimless Love," in St. Louis County, Missouri on Nov. 1; more than 800 people came for an intimate evening.

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Blog, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Whittles & Wood Poems, writing prompts

Whittles and Wood Prompt: Photo Play 2

36 Comments 17 November 2014

Join us for a walk in the woods and a little leaf-peeping. Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community & share your poetry with us.

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Literary Tours: Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco

6 Comments 14 November 2014

In today's literary tour, hike the Muir Woods National Monument in northern California with Dolly Lee.

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Get Your Free Official 2015 Poetry at Work Day Poster

2 Comments 13 November 2014

This year's official Poetry at Work Day poster, suitable for hanging in your workplace (or framing in your kitchen, which may even be your workplace), is now available.

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Blog, Interviews, poetry teaching resources

Everyone Has Imagination: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 3)

2 Comments 12 November 2014

Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison doesn't want poets to make a living writing poetry. Find out why in Maureen Doallas's final interview segment.

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The World War I Poets in the War

0 Comments 11 November 2014

Max Egremont's "Some Desperate Glory" combines history, biography and poetry to describe the World War I that the war poets experienced.

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Blog, Photo Play, Photography prompts, Themed Writing Projects, Whittles & Wood Poems, writing prompts

Whittles and Wood: Photo Play and Prompt

36 Comments 10 November 2014

The grand flourish of Autumn trees signal the final act before winter's arrival. Join us for Photo Play as we capture the dramatic stagecraft of nature.

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Office of Poetry Grievances

Blog, poetry, poetry teaching resources

The Office of Poetry Grievances

17 Comments 07 November 2014

Do you have a grievance to file against poetry? Charity Singleton Craig is staffing the Office of Poetry Grievances today.

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Top 10 Dip into Poetry Lines

Blog, Every Day Poems, poetry

Top Ten #DipIntoPoetry Lines from Every Day Poems

6 Comments 06 November 2014

We've been taking a daily "dip into poetry" with Every Day Poems. Come discover the power of a line in our Top Ten Dip into Poetry Lines.

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interview colorado poet laureate joseph hutchison

Blog, Interviews, poetry teaching resources

Let Go of What You Mean to Say: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 2)

5 Comments 05 November 2014

"Most adults have suffered from 'imaginal abuse,'" says Joseph Hutchison. Read more on poetic imagination in Part 2 of Maureen Doallas's interview with the Colorado poet laureate.

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Poems, poetry, poetry reviews, Poets, war poems

Poets and Poems: Siegfried Sassoon and “The War Poems”

5 Comments 04 November 2014

Poet Siegfried Sassoon survived World War I and went on to a successful literary career, but he is best remembered for "the War Poems."

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Wood and Whittles

Blog, Music, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Whittles & Wood Poems, writing prompts

Whittles & Wood: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

34 Comments 03 November 2014

We've searched far & wide to find just the right songs for you in our latest poetry prompt & playlist. Listen along & sharpen your poetic carving skills.

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Blog, Memoir Notebook, Writing in Place

Memoir Notebook: The Worst Kind of Luck

58 Comments 31 October 2014

Darrelyn Saloom recalls her mother, Billie Burnside and the Circle Inn lounge in this poignant entry in the Memoir Notebook.

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Mischief Cafe Cinnamon Toast

Blog, Mischief Café, poetry teaching resources

The Mischief Cafe: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

16 Comments 30 October 2014

The very first Mischief Cafe had everything one might expect: tea, toast, poetry. And not a few unexpected moments (and black feathers).

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On Being a Writer by Kroeker and Craig

Books, On Being a Writer, writer's group resources

Top 10 Quotes from ‘On Being a Writer’!

13 Comments 30 October 2014

Ten great quotes from the new (surprise!) release from T.S. Poetry Press: "On Being a Writer by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig.

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the ballad

Americana Poems, Blog, Music, Music Poems, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

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Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.

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