Ann Kroeker interviews her high school English teacher, who reflects the heart of a guide—a mentor—for anyone who wants to help a student love literature.
In our first book club discussion of Juan Gelman’s Dark Times Filled with Light we consider our awakening to the world beyond our front door.
Dream big and take a chance. It’s time to consider expanding horizons and make a difference in your life. Write a poem about possibilities, opportunities, or plans. You can make it happen.
Through a series of adventures, Odysseus experiences an inner journey that teaches him prudence. By the end, peace brings his journey full circle.
On her latest regional tour, Charity Singleton Craig takes in the exhibit of Marie Webster at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
2017’s Poetry at Work Day left a few blanks to fill in, but also offered asteroid-mission limericks and a neurological rage against the dying of the light.
Join us as we set our eyes on the horizon and draw meaning from what we see and experience while gazing where the sky and landscape meet. Take it all in and write some poetry with us.
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 candles.
Any family story has multiple versions: what I remember, what you remember, what really happened. Laura Brown reflects on truth, fact, and the whole egg.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself a snowflake. Join us, animate yourself into a tiny crystal of ice, and create poetry.
You can read without writing, but good writing calls for reading. Charity Singleton Craig has three great ways reading will make you a better writer.
Our discussion of The Art of Stillness concludes with the suggestion to find a “second house in the week,” a pause in our busy world of movement and connection.
As children we had only dipped our tiny toes in the world, yet felt that everything and anything was possible. We believed in magic. Let’s do the same, and write it into poems!
When going on a great chicken chase, it might be useful to know these 10 things you didn’t know about chickens. Get the scoop from this amusing Life Notes edition!
Sandra Heska King continues her mission to Commit Prufrock, finding herself lost in the rabbit trails that can be a part of reading poems.
The thought of being alone can feel daunting if for no other reason, because we are not, really. When we are alone, we are still with ourselves. Our book club discussion of The Art of Stillness continues.
If you’re looking to get into a little mischief, you’ve come to the right place. Join us for some inspiration and laughter, then write a poem about your antics, past and present.
Explore the tasty partnership of tea, story, poetry and writing—in this special writing workshop with author Megan Willome.