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The Poet is In: Ask Us Anything About Poetry

16 Comments 27 February 2015

You have poetry questions. We have (some) poetry answers—and questions of our own. Join our latest discussion!

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 26 February 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Word Tools Journal

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Poets & Writers Toolkit: Five Invaluable Word Tools for Poets

10 Comments 25 February 2015

Stuck on a word? There is hope for your writing project with the perfect dictionary to fit your precise need. Sara Barkat has 5 word tools for poets.

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Poets and Poems: Christian Wiman and “Once in the West”

4 Comments 24 February 2015

Christian Wiman grew up in West Texas, and the poems of his "Once in the West" reflect that upbringing and geography.

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Imaginary & Fantastical Creatures

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Poetry Prompt: Imaginary & Fantastical Creatures

10 Comments 23 February 2015

Our poetry prompt invites you to design an extraordinary beast of your own imagination. "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" Explore nonsense poetry with us.

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Foggy Winter Morning

Blog, Books, Finding Inspiration, Spring Poems

10 Spring Books to Help Kiss Winter Goodbye

6 Comments 20 February 2015

Here are ten great "spring books" to help us coax spring to (please!) make her appearance. From nonfiction to poetry to creativity and writing titles.

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Fairy Tale Poems

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Top Ten Fairy Tale Poems

11 Comments 19 February 2015

From Cinderella to Midas, Rumpelstiltskin to Red Riding Hood, we've gathered up a basket full of ten great Fairy Tale Poems to skip through the woods with.

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A More Beautiful Question

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Book Club: A More Beautiful Question

23 Comments 18 February 2015

Join us for our next book club discussion of Warren Berger's 'A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas' considering how asking beautiful questions like Why, What If, and How can help us move forward in our businesses and personal lives, our writing, and our creative endeavors.

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Poets and Poems: Jake Adam York and “Abide”

4 Comments 17 February 2015

Published posthumously, "Abide" is Jake Adam York's continued memorial to the 126 people who died from 1954 to 1968 in the civil rights movement.

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Fairy Tale and Fantasy

Blog, Fairy Tale Poems, Fairytales, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Photo Play 2: Fairy Tale and Fantasy

20 Comments 16 February 2015

Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Jump into our fairy tale storybook and share your poetry magic with us!

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Memoir Notebook: Writing the Fragile

22 Comments 13 February 2015

In memoir, how do you write what is fragile? Maybe first you have to live it. Courageously remember it. Then tap the fragile in yourself.

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The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

4 Comments 12 February 2015

Writing your way to a better life, Langston doodles, literary restaurant reviews and becoming mermaids. It's our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Artist Date February March

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Artist Date: A February March

8 Comments 11 February 2015

Want to open up your creativity? Maybe you need an Artist's Date. Bundle up and take a winter's walk on the ice with LW Lindquist.

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Poems from the Ozarks Horse and Girl

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Poets and Poems: Dave Malone’s “O: Love Poems from the Ozarks”

6 Comments 10 February 2015

These love poems by Dave Malone are part of the geography of the Ozarks, and the interior geography of a profound, passionate love.

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Fairy Tale & Fantasy

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Photo Play & Prompt: Fairy Tale and Fantasy

30 Comments 09 February 2015

If we look closely, fairy tale images can be found all around us. So snap an enchanting photograph or write a poem & join us for a little Photo Play magic!

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Poems on Window

Blog, Every Day Ideas, Every Day Poems, How to Write a Poem, poetry teaching resources

Every Day Ideas: First Line Poem Starters

39 Comments 06 February 2015

Now when you use Every Day Poems to find lines for poem starters, you could be featured in our upcoming ebook.

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Twitter Poems

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 05 February 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Tall Grass Prairie

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Literary Tour: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

10 Comments 04 February 2015

Michelle DeRusha ponders the artist’s power to shape and influence a viewer’s understanding of a particular place or people at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum.

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Poets and Poems: Louise Gluck and “Faithful and Virtuous Night”

11 Comments 03 February 2015

"Faithful and Virtuous Night," the latest poetry collection by Louise Gluck, gives us 24 poems that seem to be small, beautiful movies.

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Red Valentine Flower

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10 Luscious Love Poem Books for Your Valentine

8 Comments 02 February 2015

Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to treat your Love to one or more of these luscious love poem books.

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Bread, Pastries, and Pies

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

Bread, Pastries, Pies Playlist & Prompt

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This month's playlist is a mouth-watering buffet of sweet musical delights. Listen along, share a pastry poem, and think about your New Year's diet later.

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