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Artist Date, Blog

How to Be a Better Writer: Tree Artist Date

14 Comments 19 September 2014

Join Laura Boggess as she hops the fence and wades through the grass to sit a while under the leafy branches of a giant tree.

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Art, Blog, poetry, Poetry at Work

The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

5 Comments 18 September 2014

Your novel's optimum length is shorter than a bridge. A literary time capsule. Team building for the self-employed. It's our Top 10 Poetic Picks.

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Journey into Poetry: Maureen Doallas

28 Comments 17 September 2014

For some, reading and writing poetry is a way "through the tunnel and back into the light." Follow Maureen Doallas' Journey into Poetry.

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a ballad to remember

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

PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember 2

1 Comment 15 September 2014

Join us for part 2 of our PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember. Find an inspiring picture, write a poem, and be spirited away with a familiar song.

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Blog, Poetry Dare

A Poetry Dare. I Really Don’t Care.

16 Comments 12 September 2014

We've extended a poetry dare. And the subject is not quite willing. What will happen to Ed over the next 30 days?

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Blog, Eating and Drinking Poems

Eating & Drinking Poems: Dorianne Laux’s “A Short History of the Apple”

2 Comments 12 September 2014

Whether the leaves turn in your part of the country or not, consider "A Short History of the Apple" as you slice a Jonagold to eat with Kathryn Neel's Caramel Apple Dip.

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Blog, poetry, Top Ten Poetic Tweets, Twitter poetry

Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 11 September 2014

Few things make us happier than reading excellent poems on Twitter. Here are 10 of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Blog, Literary Tour, Writing in Place

Literary Tour: Independence Rock (Casper, Wyoming)

14 Comments 10 September 2014

If you should find yourself traveling the Oregon-California Trail, be sure to stop at Independence Rock. It'll have you wanting to make your mark.

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A Ballad to Remember

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PhotoPlay and Prompt: A Ballad to Remember

18 Comments 08 September 2014

A timeless ballad can spark a memory. A song can whisk a listener back, & for a moment rewind the clock. Join our PhotoPlay & show us a ballad to remember.

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Blog, poetry teaching resources

How to Write a Ballad

15 Comments 05 September 2014

Marjorie Maddox reminds us there’s something about the ballad that reels us in. And the ballad has been reeling people in for a long time.

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Top Ten Mirror Poems

8 Comments 04 September 2014

Poems make wonderful mirrors, excellent tools for self-reflection. We've gathered up a collection of 10 great mirror poems.

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Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

The Progression of a Writing Life Part 4: Strategy

8 Comments 03 September 2014

In the conclusion of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the role of strategy in mapping out your path.

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the ballad

Americana Poems, Blog, Music, Music Poems, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

26 Comments 01 September 2014

Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.

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Dip Into Poetry: Sharing Over Every Day Poems

5 Comments 28 August 2014

Poetry can be community. Now we're sharing lines from Every Day Poems, to make it so. Join us on Twitter.

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Blog, Haiku, poetry, poetry reviews, poetry teaching resources

Top Ten Haiku Resources

6 Comments 28 August 2014

We've collected ten great haiku resources, from right here at Tweetspeak and all around the web, to help you discover the history of the form, how to write it, how to read it, and how to love it.

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Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

The Progression of a Writing Life Part 3: Rejection

10 Comments 27 August 2014

In Part 3 of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the handling the falls and rejection that happen along the way.

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Blog, book reviews, Haiku, Haiku Poems

The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa

4 Comments 25 August 2014

Got an interest in haiku? The Essential Haiku is a great place to start. That, and the soup bowl.

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the one that got away

Blog, Fishing Poems, love poetry, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Poetry Prompt: The One That Got Away

34 Comments 25 August 2014

Our poetry prompt beckons you to gather among friends at the Tweetspeak Bait and Tackle. We're spinning tales about the catch we just couldn't hold on to.

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Blog, Literary Tour

Literary Tour: San Jose Museum of Art

9 Comments 22 August 2014

For today's Literary Tour, we join Dolly Lee on a visit to the San Jose Art Museum with a docent who instructs us to take a closer look.

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top 10 rose poems

Blog, Flower Poems, Red Poems, Rose Poems

Top Ten Rose Poems

6 Comments 21 August 2014

Robbie Burns didn't write the first rose poem. But he may have written one of the best. Enjoy this fresh bouquet of a dozen (minus two) rose poems.

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