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Memoir Notebook: The Worst Kind of Luck

37 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

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The Mischief Cafe: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

14 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 Ten Quotes from “On Being a Writer” by Kroeker & Craig

9 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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Tweetspeak Tugboat Straw Flower

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What You Do for Poetry

6 Comments 29 October 2014

What you do for poetry, and what poetry does for you. It's a partnership at Tweetspeak.

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why teach poetry poet laureate joseph hutchison

Blog, Interviews, poetry

Why Teach Poetry? Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 1)

5 Comments 29 October 2014

"If we taught poetry as a way of knowing, students wouldn’t have to ask why they should study it." Maureen Doallas interviews Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison.

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Courage Poems, Humanity Poems, Poems, poetry, Poets, war poems

The Poems the Soldiers Read in World War I

6 Comments 28 October 2014

World War I was a conflict made for poetry, and it made a lot of it. But what did the soldiers themselves read?

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A Ticket to Anywhere

Blog, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Train poems, Trains and Tracks, Travel Poems, writing prompts

Trains and Tracks Poetry Prompt: A Ticket to Anywhere

3 Comments 27 October 2014

See the world through the window of a train. Don't forget to bring your notebook, there's poetry waiting to be found along the rails in this week's poetry prompt.

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Poetry at Work Day 2015-It’s Coming!

2 Comments 26 October 2014

Save the date. January 13, 2015, is the Tuesday to take poetry to work.

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chocolate dipped cherries recipe

Blog, Chocolate, Eating and Drinking Poems, Recipes

Eating and Drinking Poems: Wendell Berry’s “Fall”

6 Comments 24 October 2014

Chocolate and cherries, "Fall" and Wendell Berry. Two great pairings, paired in Kathryn Neel's latest Eating and Drinking Poems, one you'll want to dip in.

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top ten tweetspeak posts

Blog, Catalog Poems, Ghazal Poems, Poetry Classroom, Pride and Prejudice, Shakespeare, Top 10 Poetic Picks

Top 10 All-Time Posts at Tweetspeak Poetry

7 Comments 23 October 2014

We have no super-secret algorithms but through a process that's one part data, one part intuition, one part special sauce, we've gathered the 10 most popular posts in the Tweetspeak archives (from all time).

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Neuberger Museum of Art

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Literary Tours: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, NY

6 Comments 22 October 2014

Go back to the Neuberger Museum of Art at New York's Purchase College with former museum staffer, Victoria Addesso in our latest Literary Tour.

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Poppy Single Susan Etole

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The Most Famous Poem of World War I

6 Comments 21 October 2014

The most famous poem of World War I, "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, lives on today as the genesis of the Memorial Poppy.

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Train Tracks Train Poems

Blog, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, Train poems, Trains and Tracks, writing prompts

Photo Play 2: Trains and Tracks Prompt

10 Comments 20 October 2014

Over here, there is no right or wrong side of the tracks. Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community & share your train-inspired poem with us.

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mischief cafe fence

Blog, Mischief Café

Poetry at Home—With Mischief, Toast, and Tea

16 Comments 17 October 2014

Poetry is for life, not for ivory towers. That's why we're taking it home, with mischief, toast, and tea, through a new initiative called The Mischief Café.

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Small Press Profile: Bellevue Literary Press

2 Comments 17 October 2014

Bellevue Literary Press was born out of the "exceptional belief that literature should have a home in a medical school." Maureen Doallas interviews publisher Erika Goldman.

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top red poems

Blog, Red Poems

Top Ten Red Poems

4 Comments 16 October 2014

If there's one thing red is not, it's neutral. We've collected ten great red poems that demand your attention.

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writing tips self-editing

Become a Better Writer, Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

4 Self-Editing Tips: Bring a Paint Can and Brush

2 Comments 15 October 2014

Charity Singleton Craig sees self-editing like the touch-up work after painting a room. Come with a paint can for 4 self-editing tips.

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Kubla Khan Poem in Woods

Blog, Classic Poetry, Dream Poems, Mischief Café

Reading Kubla Khan: A Mischief Café Dream

12 Comments 14 October 2014

What better place to read Kubla Khan than in a dream-like woodland? What better place to discuss mischief and controlled chaos.

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Fall Leaf Book of Goodbyes

Poems, poetry and business, poetry reviews, Poets

Poets and Poems: Jillian Weise and “The Book of Goodbyes”

1 Comment 14 October 2014

"The Book of Goodbyes" by Jillian Weise is a collection of poems that are sometimes raw, sometimes searing, but always arresting and always honest.

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Trains and Tracks

Blog, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Train poems, Trains and Tracks

Photo Play: Trains and Tracks Prompt

26 Comments 13 October 2014

Trains embody excitement, freedom, and even a bit of mystery. Grab your camera and join us as we embark on a scenic Photo Play excursion. All aboard!

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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


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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