One of the trickier types of acrostic poetry is the double acrostic, also known as shadow poetry. Join us as we stand up to the challenge and write some poetry.
Megan Willome ends her 4-part series about creating The Joy of Poetry with a simple admonition for writers: be open to what your book needs.
Get ready for the spookiest Halloween yet with these great tips for writing a Halloween poem from Tania Runyan.
Laura Brown goes on a tour of Pittsburgh’s independent bookstores in search of the 2016 edition of The Best American Essays.
Frank Stanford (1948-1978) embodied William Wordsworth’s “The Child is father of the Man” in both his life and his poetry.
Some acrostic poems are meant to be mysterious. Come along with us as we unravel a hidden acrostic poem and create some of our own.
The culture and society that infuses Homer’s The Odyssey is similar to and different from modern Western culture and society. Here’s a clear analysis of how, with intriguing examples.
The fragrance of tea takes Donna Falcone back to another time, another place, stirring memories of illness, of family, of love.
In “Hagar Poems,” poet Mohja Kahf tells and retells the biblical story of Hagar, Abraham, and Sarah, weaving threads between ancient and contemporary times.
One way to pay tribute to someone special in your life is by writing a poem with their name all over it. This week we learn six steps to writing the polished acrostic poem.
As Megan Willome approaches the task of rewriting The Joy of Poetry, she finds a different rhythm to her work.
Our celebration of Random Acts of Poetry Day was full of random poetic expressions popping up everywhere from cupcakes to the courthouse.
It’s Random Acts of Poetry Day, a day devoted to painting poetry in the public square. Share some poetry with your world (and make it better).
“The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer wasn’t the first poem in English, but it was the one to mark English becoming the official language of Britain.
Acrostic poetry has its roots in classical antiquity yet still finds its way into modern verse. We’re learning a bit about this unique poetry style while we put our imaginations to work, writing some fun acrostics.
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.
Have you tried our 5-day poetry prompt mini-series? We’re featuring 10 of our favorite community contributions based on prompts from How to Write a Poem.
Tweetspeak Poetry is collaborating with Britain’s Forward Arts Foundation to help celebrate National Poetry Day UK on Oct. 6.