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Dip Into Poetry: Sharing Over Every Day Poems

3 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

Blog, Haiku, poetry, poetry reviews, poetry teaching resources

Top Ten Haiku Resources

4 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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Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

The Progression of a Writing Life Part 3: Rejection

4 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 one that got away

Blog, Fishing Poems, love poetry, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Poetry Prompt: The One That Got Away

26 Comments 25 August 2014

Our poetry prompt beckons you to gather among friends at the Tweetspeak Bait and Tackle. We're spinning tales about the catch we just couldn't hold on to.

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Literary Tour: San Jose Museum of Art

9 Comments 22 August 2014

For today's Literary Tour, we join Dolly Lee on a visit to the San Jose Art Museum with a docent who instructs us to take a closer look.

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Blog, Flower Poems, Red Poems, Rose Poems

Top Ten Rose Poems

6 Comments 21 August 2014

Robbie Burns didn't write the first rose poem. But he may have written one of the best. Enjoy this fresh bouquet of a dozen (minus two) rose poems.

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progression of a writing life risk

Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

The Progression of a Writing Life Part 2: Risk

17 Comments 20 August 2014

In Part 2 of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the role of risk for writers—and snowboarders.

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Poets and Poems Luci Shaw "Scape"

Nature Poems, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews, Poets, Spiritual Poems

Poets and Poems: Luci Shaw and “Scape”

11 Comments 19 August 2014

Written with a perceptive and understanding eye, the poetry collection "Scape" by Luci Shaw is about the beauty of creation and the creative act.

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Blog, book reviews, Courage Poems, Finding Inspiration, Hope Poems, Living, Rain poems

The Surprising Poetry of Arianna Huffington’s ‘Thrive’

4 Comments 18 August 2014

When you think Huffington Post, what comes to mind? It might not be poetry. But poetry is at the heart of Arianna Huffington and her book Thrive.

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

Gone Fishing: PhotoPlay and Prompt 2

7 Comments 18 August 2014

PhotoPlay weeks give us the opportunity to see another side of our talented poets. Find inspiration from photos in this week's prompt and create a poem.

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Art Education & Theory, Blog, Creative Non-Fiction, Student Writing

Art Education & Theory: Draw Me a Cursive Tree

8 Comments 16 August 2014

Could art education be purposely linked to cursive writing? One artist aims to find out.

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Blog, Creative Non-Fiction

The House Tells a Story

3 Comments 15 August 2014

The story we need to hear now is how it happened. Its origin. Its cause. The ruins of a family’s home becomes a storyteller over the next eight hours.

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twitter poems

Blog, poetry, Top Ten Poetic Tweets, Twitter poetry

Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

3 Comments 14 August 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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Blog, Common Core Poems, Picture Poems, poetry teaching resources, Shakespeare, shakespeare sonnet, Sonnets

Common Core Picture Poems: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

10 Comments 13 August 2014

Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. This week we consider Shakespeare's Sonnet 73.

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progression of a writing life play

Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

The Progression of a Writing Life Part 1: Play

6 Comments 13 August 2014

In a new four-part series, Charity Singleton Craig envisions a possible progression of the writing life through the lens of a snowboarder, beginning with the role of play.

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Poets and Poems: Alexander Blok and “The Stranger”

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Poets and Poems: Alexander Blok and “The Stranger”

3 Comments 12 August 2014

In his lifetime, Alexander Blok was considered one of the finest of all Russian poets. He still carries that accolade today.

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Gone Fishing PhotoPlay

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

Gone Fishing: PhotoPlay and Prompt

45 Comments 11 August 2014

Some days, fishing is a discipline of quiet contemplation. Come on over and unwind. Tell others you've Gone Fishing and join us for a little PhotoPlay.

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Eating and Drinking Poems, Food Poems, Nature Poems, Summer Poems

Eating and Drinking Poems: May Swenson’s “Strawberrying”

12 Comments 08 August 2014

In honor of the last days of summer, Kathryn Neel shares an old family recipe for strawberry ice cream to go with May Swenson’s poem, “Strawberrying.”

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Gone Fishing

Blog, Fishing Poems, Poems, poetry, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Water Poems, writing prompts

Gone Fishing: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

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We've got a roundup of the [mostly] happy songs in our new Playlist. Catch a listen, put up the "Gone Fishing" sign and cast a line or two of poetry with us.

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