“The Seasons of Cullen Church” by Bernard O’Donoghue is moving and soul-searching, an exploration of the memories that make a life.
Our ghosts have taken a journey. Let’s not miss the opportunity to lean in and listen to (and tell) their stories. In the process, we may learn something about ourselves.
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing—in poems, paragraphs, or pictures. This month we’re crafting thank you’s to Books!
Meet Teja Dupree, college sophomore from Woodbridge, Virginia, who is the 2017 winner of our Poetry for Life Scholarship.
Sandra Heska King uses her Phone-a-Friend to crowd-source poetry memorization tips and memories as she continues her Committing Prufrock Poetry Dare.
“Let Them Eat Chaos” by Kate Tempest is a long poem written to be read aloud, and it blows up the boundaries between poetry and performance.
“Guilty Thing: The Life of Thomas De Quincey” by Frances Wilson details the life of the writer who had, and still has, a major influence on literature.
Teacher and writer Callie Feyen has been there—not knowing how to resolve a story, not knowing what to write and how. Her advice is to get some Play-Doh.
In the schedule’s in-between space, Laura Brown discovers a new tea shop on her Pittsburgh tea quest, and a fragrant cup of tulsi.
Join us during National Poetry Month 2017 to read The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris and write poems to the fairy tale together.
In “Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge,” Malcolm Guite tells the story of the poet’s life through the words and themes of his most famous poem.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” Things Invisible.
When Callie Feyen teaches Romeo and Juliet, she uses the Oxford Press edition, and it is this one-sentence paragraph she makes sure the students discuss: “And then she meets Romeo.”
“Still Pilgrim” by poet Angela Alaimo O’Donnell tells us that both the major events of our lives and the everyday are but steps in a pilgrimage.
As we wrap up our book club discussion of Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It, Ian Leslie has 7 ways to stay curious.
“The Performance of Becoming Human” by Daniel Borzutzky won the National Book Award for Poetry, and its 18 poems confront political and social issues.
Considered one of the greatest books of the 20th century, and one of the bestselling books of all time, The Little Prince is a beloved classic. Within this endearing story, we explore the relationship of the little prince and his special rose. Join us as we write poetry about things invisible… and essential.
Before “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” there were “The Children of Hurin” and “The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun” by J.R.R. Tolkien.