Love, water, bridges, time: it’s a great poetic tradition to put these elements together. Join us, explore some sample poems, and create your own bridge of love with poetry.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a tunnel. 🙂
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to guide the path of travelers and become Bridges & Tunnels. Join us, animate yourself into a soaring bridge or a passage—and create poetry.
The wishes we make can tell us a little more about ourselves. Think back on that broken wishbone and write poetry on the possibility of a wish.
In his classic poem “Aedh Wishes for Heavens Cloths,” Yeats takes us on a voyage through space and into the depths of the heart. Join us while we discuss the poem and what it means to share our wishes and dreams and create poetry.
You find a beautiful gift-wrapped box at your door. Join us this week as we learn a bit about the origins of gift wrapping, find out more about that mysterious gift box you’ve received, and write some poetry.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a box. 🙂
In this week’s book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup, we consider the importance of time, speed, and certain substances we’d rather not mention.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become unique and unusual Boxes & Baskets. Whether a square container or one woven with a handle, adventure awaits. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
Worn down, threadbare, and beloved— the teddy bear is a child’s first buddy. Think back to your childhood and pay homage to the most honored of stuffed animals with poetry.
Fairytales and fables invite us to an imaginary world with clever animals and princes bewitched and transformed into ghastly beasts. Create a beast of your own imagination, one whose story deserves to be told— with poetry.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a bear.
With a little help from a possum, pumpkin spice, and a classroom of kindergartners, Callie Feyen has a no-write poetry prompt for fall.
Medieval bestiaries were the National Geographic of their day. Except, some of the bears & beasts were imaginary. Learn about some of the most unique creatures and create your own magnificent beast with poetry.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to join the wild rumpus and become Bears & Beasts. Imagine the adventures! Join us, animate yourself into a wild animal or a mythical creature, and create poetry. Rawr.
We’ve added a little challenge this week as we’re learning to write the reverse cinquain. Hop in and take a ride with us—in reverse gear. It’s going to be fun.
From careful study of Japanese poetry like haiku, Adelaide Crapsey crafted the cinquain. Learn about the similarities between the two poetry forms, the “superposition” of poetic elements, and create a cinquain of your own.
The inspiration for the modern cinquain form was the simple style and flow of the early English five-line stanza. Check out a poem from one of the foundational poets who influenced the modern cinquain and write some lines of poetry with us.