A ticket lets you in somewhere. On one side of some tickets it even says, “Admit one.” Like a poem, a ticket is small, often colorful and valuable, allowing entrance to a special place.
At Tweetspeak Poetry, we know you want in to the special experience of National Poetry Month. We also know it can be hard to find the particular show (ride, train) that might be your best bet. So we’re happy to be your ticket counter, where you can find a way in (on). All month long, we’ll be searching for cool tickets to hand you. As we find them, we’ll update this post, which you’ll always be able to access from the sidebar (the counter 🙂 )
Are you ready? Tickets!
Read a Poem a Day
• Subscribe to our beautiful, themed poetry Daily. A new approach to the genre of poetry dailies, Every Day Poems includes hand-picked art and photography, to make your mornings peaceful and happy. Also, each month, it offers poems on a theme or form—great resource for teachers, writing groups, or to inspire your personal growth and delight.
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• The Boston Review is running a poem a day during National Poetry Month. Excellent language and imagery. Here’s a sample from “String Theory”
Try again. Embroider the earth’s arc of belly rising
to fold into mountain. If you lay your head table-side,
a stream trickles out, over rocks, into lunar heights…
Write a Poem a Day
• Check out our book Inspired: 8 Ways to Write Poems You Can Love
• Writer’s Digest Poem a Day Challenge. Led by Robert Lee Brewer. He’s giving you prompts and writing too. Here’s a sample from his “write a bright poem; write a dark poem challenge”…
knights don’t exist
not even in this dark kingdom
slide under the bright
sun measuring men like maps
• Twitter Party! (Did you miss the party? No worries. Mashup poems to come.)
• Win two nights in NYC’s Library Hotel poetry room. Tweet your haiku.
• NPR Twitter Poetry: tweet your poems to NPR Tell Me More and maybe get featured
• Powell’s Poetry Madness. Just plain fun. Vote for your favorite poets, dead or alive. Read the disclaimers. We smiled. These people at Powell’s are a little bit crazy, which we love.
• It’s entertainment when the U.S. Postal Service gets in on National Poetry Month, right? In the hands of The Rumpus, yes.
Feel free to share with us, if you find intriguing National Poetry Month projects or activities. We might even add them to our ticket counter. Check back here for updates too. It’s going to be a fun trip.