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Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle Meets Maya Angelou

1 Comment 19 December 2014

When two major figures—both word people—get together over their similarities and differences, something awe-inspiring happens. Chappelle and Angelou. Wow.

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Top Ten Sightings in the Wild—On Being a Writer

7 Comments 18 December 2014

The new Kroeker and Craig title has been seen increasingly off the bookshelf and in the wild. Check out our Top Ten Sightings of On Being a Writer.

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Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape

6 Comments 17 December 2014

Landscape has been an inspiration to poets, including Wallace Stevens, who comes along for a hike near St. Louis to help find the poetry of the landscape.

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Understanding Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen’s Shin Bone

15 Comments 16 December 2014

Why Mark Twain (and countless high school students) wants to dig up Jane Austen and find her shin bone. Love it or hate it, Pride and Prejudice still tops the charts.

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Make Me Laugh

Blog, Funny Poems, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Make Me Laugh: Photo Play 2

7 Comments 15 December 2014

Join us for a few giggles and smiles while you explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Be inspired and share your poetry with us.

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Why People Need Poetry, from Stephen Burt

6 Comments 12 December 2014

There are all sorts of wonderful reasons why people need poetry. In this TED talk, Stephen Burt gives his intriguing ideas about a few.

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Twitter Poems

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Twitter Poems: Top 10 Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 11 December 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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Poetry for Life: Language of the Birds, North Beach, San Francisco

8 Comments 10 December 2014

Books in flight in San Francisco's 'Language of the Birds' sculpture takes the charge to paint poetry in the public square quite literally.

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Poetry for Life: “Wasted Beauty” at Tavern of Fine Arts

5 Comments 09 December 2014

We found poetry in our own community, both formal and informal, historical and contemporary. And we found it at the Tavern of Fine Arts.

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Make Me Laugh

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Photo Play and Prompt: Make Me Laugh

14 Comments 08 December 2014

It's not just the sound of a laugh that makes us giggle along, sometimes it's also what we see. Join us! It's time for a little Photo Play with laughter.

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Shakespeare Sonnets: Juliet’s Aubade

10 Comments 05 December 2014

Sonnet about Romeo and Juliet? This is one you simply won't want to miss. Then maybe try your hand at one of your own.

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Best in Poetry Top Ten Poetic Picks

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The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

8 Comments 04 December 2014

Toni Morrison finally reads 'Beloved.' You might be too smart to write. Why productivity might be killing you. Our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Common Core Picture Poems: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

4 Comments 03 December 2014

Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. Today we consider Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."

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Poetry for Life: Take a Poet Home with You in Seattle

22 Comments 02 December 2014

It's poetry for life - and it surrounds you. Look for it and help Tweetspeak Poetry celebrate it. We're starting in Seattle.

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Mischief Cafe: Lincoln, Nebraska

20 Comments 01 December 2014

How do we love, across gaps and miles, and different ways of holding our teacups? The Mischief Café asks serious questions amidst great laughter.

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Make Me Laugh

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Funniest Songs Ever: Make Me Laugh Playlist & Prompt!

7 Comments 01 December 2014

We've rounded up the funniest songs ever, to keep your holidays light (even hilarious). From rock to pop, opera to country, we've got the best funny songs!

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Give the Gift of Every Day Poems

4 Comments 28 November 2014

People tell us they love poetry, but they don't seek it out, because they're not sure where or how to find great poems. Your gift of Every Day Poems will be their delight!

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Blog, Emily Dickinson, Family Poems, Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving Poem: Emily Dickinson’s 814 (One Day is there of the Series)

2 Comments 27 November 2014

Thanksgiving, it seems, is at much an act of memory as of the present moment, a time of reflection. At least to hear Emily Dickinson tell it.

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Mischief Cafe: Colorado Springs School, CO

17 Comments 26 November 2014

The Mischief Cafe makes a stop to the Colorado Springs School. Poetry, elusive tea, and cinnamon bread prevail after a snowy trip through Vail.

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Bonneville Salt Flats and Salt Lake Park, Utah

6 Comments 26 November 2014

Optical illusion or the curvature or the earth? Take a look at the beauty of Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Wood and Whittles

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Whittles & Wood: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

34 Comments

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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Poetry at Work Day is coming in January, and we want to make it easy to celebrate.

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We'd love to hear how it changes your day—and your work life.

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