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Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle Meets Maya Angelou

No Comments 19 December 2014

When two major figures—both word people—get together over their similarities and differences, something awe-inspiring happens. Chappelle and Angelou. Wow.

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Blog, Books, On Being a Writer

Top Ten Sightings in the Wild—On Being a Writer

6 Comments 18 December 2014

The new Kroeker and Craig title has been seen increasingly off the bookshelf and in the wild. Check out our Top Ten Sightings of On Being a Writer.

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Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape

6 Comments 17 December 2014

Landscape has been an inspiration to poets, including Wallace Stevens, who comes along for a hike near St. Louis to help find the poetry of the landscape.

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Make Me Laugh

Blog, Funny Poems, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Make Me Laugh: Photo Play 2

6 Comments 15 December 2014

Join us for a few giggles and smiles while you explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Be inspired and share your poetry with us.

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Twitter Poems: Top 10 Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 11 December 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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Poetry for Life: Language of the Birds, North Beach, San Francisco

8 Comments 10 December 2014

Books in flight in San Francisco's 'Language of the Birds' sculpture takes the charge to paint poetry in the public square quite literally.

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Make Me Laugh

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Photo Play and Prompt: Make Me Laugh

14 Comments 08 December 2014

It's not just the sound of a laugh that makes us giggle along, sometimes it's also what we see. Join us! It's time for a little Photo Play with laughter.

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The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

8 Comments 04 December 2014

Toni Morrison finally reads 'Beloved.' You might be too smart to write. Why productivity might be killing you. Our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Blog, Common Core Poems, Picture Poems, poetry teaching resources

Common Core Picture Poems: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

4 Comments 03 December 2014

Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. Today we consider Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."

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Blog, Mischief Café, Poetry at Home

Mischief Cafe: Lincoln, Nebraska

20 Comments 01 December 2014

How do we love, across gaps and miles, and different ways of holding our teacups? The Mischief Café asks serious questions amidst great laughter.

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Make Me Laugh

Blog, Funny Poems, Humorous Poems, Music, poetry prompt, Themed Writing Projects, writing prompts

Funniest Songs Ever: Make Me Laugh Playlist & Prompt!

7 Comments 01 December 2014

We've rounded up the funniest songs ever, to keep your holidays light (even hilarious). From rock to pop, opera to country, we've got the best funny songs!

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Blog, Every Day Poems

Give the Gift of Every Day Poems

4 Comments 28 November 2014

People tell us they love poetry, but they don't seek it out, because they're not sure where or how to find great poems. Your gift of Every Day Poems will be their delight!

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Blog, Emily Dickinson, Family Poems, Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving Poem: Emily Dickinson’s 814 (One Day is there of the Series)

2 Comments 27 November 2014

Thanksgiving, it seems, is at much an act of memory as of the present moment, a time of reflection. At least to hear Emily Dickinson tell it.

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Mischief Cafe: Colorado Springs School, CO

17 Comments 26 November 2014

The Mischief Cafe makes a stop to the Colorado Springs School. Poetry, elusive tea, and cinnamon bread prevail after a snowy trip through Vail.

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Blog, Literary Tour

Bonneville Salt Flats and Salt Lake Park, Utah

6 Comments 26 November 2014

Optical illusion or the curvature or the earth? Take a look at the beauty of Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.

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A Book of Middles, Blog, Fiction

A Book of Middles: Silver Dream

23 Comments 24 November 2014

What does a "middle" look like in a story? Or, how do you perhaps begin a story "in medias res"? The Book of Middles explores these questions and more.

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Growth Rings

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Whittles and Wood Poetry Prompt: Growth Rings

29 Comments 24 November 2014

Growth rings are the well-kept journal in the life of a tree. Join us for our Whittles and Wood poetry prompt and write a poem — the glimpse of a year.

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Poetry for Life Blue Umbrellas

Blog, Poetry for Life

Poetry for Life: The 5 Vital Approaches

14 Comments 22 November 2014

In a recent article at The Huffington Post, I highlighted 5 vital approaches for furthering "poetry for life." Now Tweetspeak is taking it a step beyond.

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Beat Poets, Blog, Literary Tour

Literary Tour: The Beat Museum, North Beach, San Francisco

3 Comments 21 November 2014

Discover Kerouac, Ginsberg and more with a visit to the Beat Museum in San Francisco's North Beach.

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Blog, love poems, Mischief Café, Sestina

Mischief Cafe: San Francisco and Trouble Coffee

11 Comments 20 November 2014

From mind-reading cat ears, to Trouble Coffee in two locations, the San Francisco Mischief Café is full of adjustments.

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