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What You Do for Poetry

6 Comments 29 October 2014

What you do for poetry, and what poetry does for you. It's a partnership at Tweetspeak.

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Blog, Interviews, poetry

Why Teach Poetry? Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 1)

3 Comments 29 October 2014

"If we taught poetry as a way of knowing, students wouldn’t have to ask why they should study it." Maureen Doallas interviews Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison.

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A Ticket to Anywhere

Blog, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Train poems, Trains and Tracks, Travel Poems, writing prompts

Trains and Tracks Poetry Prompt: A Ticket to Anywhere

3 Comments 27 October 2014

See the world through the window of a train. Don't forget to bring your notebook, there's poetry waiting to be found along the rails in this week's poetry prompt.

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Poetry at Work Day 2015-It’s Coming!

2 Comments 26 October 2014

Save the date. January 13, 2015, is the Tuesday to take poetry to work.

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Blog, Chocolate, Eating and Drinking Poems, Recipes

Eating and Drinking Poems: Wendell Berry’s “Fall”

6 Comments 24 October 2014

Chocolate and cherries, "Fall" and Wendell Berry. Two great pairings, paired in Kathryn Neel's latest Eating and Drinking Poems, one you'll want to dip in.

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Blog, Catalog Poems, Ghazal Poems, Poetry Classroom, Pride and Prejudice, Shakespeare, Top 10 Poetic Picks

Top 10 All-Time Posts at Tweetspeak Poetry

7 Comments 23 October 2014

We have no super-secret algorithms but through a process that's one part data, one part intuition, one part special sauce, we've gathered the 10 most popular posts in the Tweetspeak archives (from all time).

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Art, Art Galleries and Exhibits, Blog, Literary Tour, New York Literary

Literary Tours: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, NY

6 Comments 22 October 2014

Go back to the Neuberger Museum of Art at New York's Purchase College with former museum staffer, Victoria Addesso in our latest Literary Tour.

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Train Tracks Train Poems

Blog, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, Train poems, Trains and Tracks, writing prompts

Photo Play 2: Trains and Tracks Prompt

10 Comments 20 October 2014

Over here, there is no right or wrong side of the tracks. Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community & share your train-inspired poem with us.

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Poetry at Home—With Mischief, Toast, and Tea

15 Comments 17 October 2014

Poetry is for life, not for ivory towers. That's why we're taking it home, with mischief, toast, and tea, through a new initiative called The Mischief Café.

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Blog, Interview, Interviews, Poetry at Work, Small Press Profiles

Small Press Profile: Bellevue Literary Press

2 Comments 17 October 2014

Bellevue Literary Press was born out of the "exceptional belief that literature should have a home in a medical school." Maureen Doallas interviews publisher Erika Goldman.

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Top Ten Red Poems

4 Comments 16 October 2014

If there's one thing red is not, it's neutral. We've collected ten great red poems that demand your attention.

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Become a Better Writer, Blog, Writing Life, Writing Tips

4 Self-Editing Tips: Bring a Paint Can and Brush

2 Comments 15 October 2014

Charity Singleton Craig sees self-editing like the touch-up work after painting a room. Come with a paint can for 4 self-editing tips.

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Kubla Khan Poem in Woods

Blog, Classic Poetry, Dream Poems, Mischief Café

Reading Kubla Khan: A Mischief Café Dream

12 Comments 14 October 2014

What better place to read Kubla Khan than in a dream-like woodland? What better place to discuss mischief and controlled chaos.

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Trains and Tracks

Blog, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Train poems, Trains and Tracks

Photo Play: Trains and Tracks Prompt

26 Comments 13 October 2014

Trains embody excitement, freedom, and even a bit of mystery. Grab your camera and join us as we embark on a scenic Photo Play excursion. All aboard!

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Blog, Memoir Notebook, writer's group resources

Memoir Notebook: Voices (or, How to Write Spiritual Memoir)

3 Comments 10 October 2014

Heed the voices, says Wm. Anthony Connolly, for they are the memoirist’s own rising from the soul.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 09 October 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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Reading Ulysses in Fall Woods

Blog, Classic Poetry, Courage Poems, English Teaching Resources, Hero's Journey Poems, Humanity Poems, Incidentally, Travel Poems

Reading Ulysses: Mischief in the Woods

15 Comments 08 October 2014

What can reading Ulysses in the woods teach us about changing education and throwing out the idea of homework? A whole lot.

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national student poet louis lafair

Blog, Interview, Interviews, journey into poetry, Student Writing

National Student Poet Louis Lafair: Part 2

1 Comment 08 October 2014

National Student Poet Louis Lafair discusses the influences of his poetry, and his vision for experiencing poetry in the 21st century.

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trains and tracks playlist and poetry prompt

Blog, Music, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Themed Writing Projects, Trains and Tracks

Trains and Tracks: Poetry Prompt & Playlist

25 Comments 06 October 2014

Musicians have not overlooked the magic and romance of the rails, and we've put together a collection of train songs in our new playlist to start off this month's Trains and Tracks theme.

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top question poems

Blog, Poems, poetry, Question Poems

Top Ten Question Poems

5 Comments 02 October 2014

There's something comforting about definitive answers and hard data. But what if we allowed ourselves the space that questions offer? Here are 10 question poems that try to answer that. Or not.

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