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Journey into Poetry: Maureen Doallas

18 Comments 17 September 2014

For some, reading and writing poetry is a way "through the tunnel and back into the light." Follow Maureen Doallas' Journey into Poetry.

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September Beats: Allen Ginsberg

6 Comments 16 September 2014

Allen Ginsberg started with the Beat Generation and became known for the obscenity trial over his "Howl and Other Poems" and a devotion to protest.

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a ballad to remember

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PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember 2

1 Comment 15 September 2014

Join us for part 2 of our PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember. Find an inspiring picture, write a poem, and be spirited away with a familiar song.

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A Poetry Dare. I Really Don’t Care.

14 Comments 12 September 2014

We've extended a poetry dare. And the subject is not quite willing. What will happen to Ed over the next 30 days?

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Eating & Drinking Poems: Dorianne Laux’s “A Short History of the Apple”

2 Comments 12 September 2014

Whether the leaves turn in your part of the country or not, consider "A Short History of the Apple" as you slice a Jonagold to eat with Kathryn Neel's Caramel Apple Dip.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 11 September 2014

Few things make us happier than reading excellent poems on Twitter. Here are 10 of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Literary Tour: Independence Rock (Casper, Wyoming)

14 Comments 10 September 2014

If you should find yourself traveling the Oregon-California Trail, be sure to stop at Independence Rock. It'll have you wanting to make your mark.

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September Beats: Jack Kerouac

14 Comments 09 September 2014

Jack Kerouac gave the name to the Beat Generation of writers and poets. In the more than 50 years after his death, he's become an American legend.

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A Ballad to Remember

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PhotoPlay and Prompt: A Ballad to Remember

18 Comments 08 September 2014

A timeless ballad can spark a memory. A song can whisk a listener back, & for a moment rewind the clock. Join our PhotoPlay & show us a ballad to remember.

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How to Write a Ballad

15 Comments 05 September 2014

Marjorie Maddox reminds us there’s something about the ballad that reels us in. And the ballad has been reeling people in for a long time.

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Top Ten Mirror Poems

8 Comments 04 September 2014

Poems make wonderful mirrors, excellent tools for self-reflection. We've gathered up a collection of 10 great mirror poems.

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The Progression of a Writing Life Part 4: Strategy

8 Comments 03 September 2014

In the conclusion of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the role of strategy in mapping out your path.

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September Beat: The Beat Poets

5 Comments 02 September 2014

The Beat poets - Kerouac, Ginsberg, O'Hara, others - were unconventional in their writing and lives, and had a major impact on American culture.

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the ballad

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The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

26 Comments 01 September 2014

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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About Shakespeare: Poet and Playwright

2 Comments 29 August 2014

Those who write about Shakespeare often miss that his work pulls from humble origins and great achievements to reflect the universals of the human condition. Both his life and his works mirror the highs and lows of the age and its people.

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Dip Into Poetry: Sharing Over Every Day Poems

4 Comments 28 August 2014

Poetry can be community. Now we're sharing lines from Every Day Poems, to make it so. Join us on Twitter.

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Top Ten Haiku Resources

6 Comments 28 August 2014

We've collected ten great haiku resources, from right here at Tweetspeak and all around the web, to help you discover the history of the form, how to write it, how to read it, and how to love it.

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The Progression of a Writing Life Part 3: Rejection

10 Comments 27 August 2014

In Part 3 of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the handling the falls and rejection that happen along the way.

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Edgar Allan Poe

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Poets and Poems: Meeting Edgar Allan Poe

2 Comments 26 August 2014

A new short biography of Edgar Allan Poe serves as an excellent introduction to an American literary icon.

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The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa

4 Comments 25 August 2014

Got an interest in haiku? The Essential Haiku is a great place to start. That, and the soup bowl.

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the ballad

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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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