Elizabeth Taylor had a love affair with jewelry. Learn more about her famous glitzy collection and write some poetry about Dame Liz herself.
Tania Runyan gives students an idea of the types of questions they may encounter when choosing a topic for their college application essay.
For the “track folk who just love the smell of Ethanol” and the “parade wavers” and “hot dog chompers,” Hoosier poet Adam Henze becomes the first official poet of the Indy 500 on its 100th run.
We creative people don’t often think of a website as one of the tools in our poets and writers toolkit, but a good website is one of our best assets. Find out why, and the difference between available options.
Charles Sorley (1895-1915) was a poet whose “When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead” was one of the best-known poems of World War I.
Silver holds its own among precious metals. Find out why it shines like no other and then write a little reflective poetry with us.
The disenchantment of the acting life sends Richard Maxson toward the greater question of what will really bring him happiness.
Poets have forever been writing about the night, both those things that go bump and the things that delight. Enjoy a sampling in this collection of 10 great night poems.
Like Kipling’s lullaby, a poem that acknowledges the terrors of the night can help disarm them. Our discussion of Megan Willome’s The Joy of Poetry continues, with a look at poetry and dreams.
Poets Kelly Hansen Maher and Heather Derr-Smith write about lives as women, one on miscarriages and the other on relationships.
Battles have been fought over gold. Love has been expressed by its warm glow. Gold has changed the landscape of civilizations around the world. How do we best express humankind’s obsession with Gold? By writing poetry, of course!
This time, we’re going to take a look at how a young man made the most of my College Essay Yes-Yes’s in his own winning application.
We enjoy a daily sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter, inviting you to dip into poetry with us. Check out our favorite 10 lines from the last few months.
Go ahead, admit that sometimes poetry (and poets) can be a little weird. And then read a poem anyway. Our Joy of Poetry book club continues.
Poet and teacher Mark Yakich takes a serious and irreverent look at reading and writing poetry in “Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide.”
Each month a new gemstone takes center stage as a birthstone. Join us as we learn a little about their history and meaning and come write some birthstone-inspired poetry with us. After all, you’re a gem!
Richard Maxson struggled to embrace his Hollywood dream of becoming an actor until he befriended a stray cat he named Bummer.
Poetry collections by Elizabeth Onusko and Athena Kildegaard show how poetry can diagnose society’s illnesses and problems.