Remember what it was like to be a harried mom in the shoe store? (Or was that just yesterday?) In this Life Notes edition, L.L. Barkat recalls all too well — with dragon scales as part of the deal.
In this Life Notes edition, a little girl’s lament turns into an evening of make-believe. If you’re feeling stressed, you might want to walk away—and into play—too.
“Reading in the Wild” identifies 5 main characteristics of ‘wild readers’—the people most likely to embrace literacy for life. Are you a wild reader? Do you want to be? Let’s make it happen.
Why should National Poetry Month be oh-so-predictable? Here are 5 sparkling ways to add a little shine to April.
In this Life Notes edition, a child takes one writer’s morning in an unexpected direction—as children are wont to do.
Literacy doesn’t end with invitations, nor maturity. To keep literacy alive, we can use The Growth Model of Education.
What’s your happiest moment? We reach into the past in this “Life Notes” edition, to a high-armed couch and a mountain, to try to answer the question.
Within the single poem “The Road Not Taken” is a whole relationship; in it, one sees the way that relationship unfolded for Edward Thomas and Robert Frost.
A couple of hours on the meter, a walk through the metal detector and a long wait on the IRS office chairs might be all you need for an Artist Date.
Can you put a little poetry into the NASDAQ? Give it a try with a found poem line or poem starter from an issue of Forbes.
How can you use college to someday become a great editor? (If you’re already out of college, these tips will still apply.)
In a witty address at Purchase College, Lydia Davis helps you re-imagine your writing life, from dreams to peas.
Here are five great reasons to love the Indianapolis Museum of Art, with 10 great art picks to bring those reasons alive.
You wanted us to publish your work in an e-book. We listened. Casual: A Little Book of Jeans Poem and Photos is here!
Come write with us for a ballad poetry prompt or a sonnet poetry prompt, with Shakespeare as our guide.
Meet our new witty and warm Gold Partner, Laura Lynn Brown and learn a few secrets about writing inspiration and why you might want to be a partner too.
Strangeness arrests. It can cause inquiry, new vision, fear, a will to act (or not act). Let’s harness the power of strangeness in this week’s prompt.
Dream a little dream with us, in this Shakespeare poetry prompt. You can deny what the poem means, if anything at all. That’s the beauty of a dream.