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Read for Fun—It’s Time to Put the Love Back In

6 Comments 03 March 2015

The Read for Fun movement began with a single tweet. It's about books, love, and fun. Or maybe it's about life.

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Poets and Poems: Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones

No Comments 03 March 2015

Two finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones, have produced poems of music, remembrance and pain.

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Air, Breath, Wind Playlist & Prompt

5 Comments 02 March 2015

From In the Air Tonight to Just Breathe, this month's playlist is a whirlwind assortment of classic songs and new-found favorites. Join us!

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 26 February 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Word Tools Journal

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Poets & Writers Toolkit: Five Invaluable Word Tools for Poets

11 Comments 25 February 2015

Stuck on a word? There is hope for your writing project with the perfect dictionary to fit your precise need. Sara Barkat has 5 word tools for poets.

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Imaginary & Fantastical Creatures

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Poetry Prompt: Imaginary & Fantastical Creatures

11 Comments 23 February 2015

Our poetry prompt invites you to design an extraordinary beast of your own imagination. "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" Explore nonsense poetry with us.

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Foggy Winter Morning

Blog, Books, Finding Inspiration, Spring Poems

10 Spring Books to Help Kiss Winter Goodbye

6 Comments 20 February 2015

Here are ten great "spring books" to help us coax spring to (please!) make her appearance. From nonfiction to poetry to creativity and writing titles.

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Fairy Tale Poems

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Top Ten Fairy Tale Poems

11 Comments 19 February 2015

From Cinderella to Midas, Rumpelstiltskin to Red Riding Hood, we've gathered up a basket full of ten great Fairy Tale Poems to skip through the woods with.

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Fairy Tale and Fantasy

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Photo Play 2: Fairy Tale and Fantasy

20 Comments 16 February 2015

Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Jump into our fairy tale storybook and share your poetry magic with us!

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Memoir Notebook: Writing the Fragile

22 Comments 13 February 2015

In memoir, how do you write what is fragile? Maybe first you have to live it. Courageously remember it. Then tap the fragile in yourself.

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The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

4 Comments 12 February 2015

Writing your way to a better life, Langston doodles, literary restaurant reviews and becoming mermaids. It's our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Artist Date: A February March

8 Comments 11 February 2015

Want to open up your creativity? Maybe you need an Artist's Date. Bundle up and take a winter's walk on the ice with LW Lindquist.

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Fairy Tale & Fantasy

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Photo Play & Prompt: Fairy Tale and Fantasy

30 Comments 09 February 2015

If we look closely, fairy tale images can be found all around us. So snap an enchanting photograph or write a poem & join us for a little Photo Play magic!

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Blog, Every Day Ideas, Every Day Poems, How to Write a Poem, poetry teaching resources

Every Day Ideas: First Line Poem Starters

42 Comments 06 February 2015

Now when you use Every Day Poems to find lines for poem starters, you could be featured in our upcoming ebook.

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Twitter Poems

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 05 February 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Literary Tour: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

10 Comments 04 February 2015

Michelle DeRusha ponders the artist’s power to shape and influence a viewer’s understanding of a particular place or people at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum.

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Red Valentine Flower

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10 Luscious Love Poem Books for Your Valentine

8 Comments 02 February 2015

Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to treat your Love to one or more of these luscious love poem books.

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Fairy Tale & Fantasy

Blog, Fairytales, Music, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Themed Writing Projects, writing prompts

Fairy Tale & Fantasy Playlist and Prompt

21 Comments 02 February 2015

Our new Fairy Tale & Fantasy Playlist and Prompt is a fantastical journey to the kingdom of make-believe. Listen along and write a storybook poem with us.

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Fifty Ways to Love Your Mother

18 Comments 30 January 2015

Not sure how to love your Mother for Valentine's Day? Check out these ways with words. From the poignant to the hilarious.

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Roses are Red poems poetry prompt

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Love Poems: Roses Are Red

89 Comments 29 January 2015

With Valentine's Day approaching, discover the history of the "Roses are red" poem and reimagine it with us—maybe even as a sestina—in our new Roses are Red Poetry Prompt.

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