For Mark Osler, life is not as much about being a poet as it is about having the language and structure that poetry offers.
We enjoy a daily sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter, inviting you to dip into poetry with us. Check our our favorite 10 lines from the last few months.
Songwriter Leonard Cohen is also a poet, and in “Songs and Poems,” he mixes song lyrics with poetry, suggesting there’s little difference.
Put down the device and journey with us as we learn more about our attention span and the joy of getting lost in a book. Then get lost in your poetic thoughts and write them down.
“I Am From” helps you know yourself better, and the better you know yourself, the more you are equipped to say what you alone can say, in a voice that’s uniquely yours.
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Longfellow’s “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls.”
A wrong shipment by Amazon turned into a discovery of poet John Holmes (1904-1962), who wrote his own poetry and encouraged other poets.
Step back in time and tell us about a special story that was read to you as a child, or one you’ve read to a child. From these memories, we will create poetry.
For Holly Smothers Grantham, Poetry and Tea Time with the boys is all about falling in love with words.
Tea and poetry go together like sand and surf, like wine and cheese, like Bogey and Bacall. Or is it the other way around? Enjoy these 10 fine tea poems.
Serial fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for a fiction writer. LW Lindquist looks at the process like trying to outrun a gravel truck.
“Spoon River Anthology” is one of the great works of American literature, and reading it a third time yields new insights.
Without books, we’d have less understanding of the world and each other. What do reading and books mean to you? Join us as we consider this and write poetry about a life with books.
Some writers are trying to figure out why their writing lives or writing projects feel stuck or sluggish. They need to find and follow the energy.
Charity Singleton Craig applies the tidying principles of the KonMari organization method to your writing. Will it change your life?
Kate DiCamillo listened to the approaching siren and thought it was the first time in her life she had heard that sound and not wondered who it was for.
Join us for our new book club coming up in September. We’ll be asking “what if” with Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant.
British poet Norman Nicholson deserves to be remembered for his beautiful poems of the Cumbrian and western Lake District landscape.