Go on a walk after reading Ray Bradbury’s story “The Pedestrian,” then craft a sci-fi poem to share with us where your rambles took you.
Try writing a poem inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, where setting is everything, whether it’s the California foothills, the banks of a creek bravely winding its way to the ocean, or an utterly new planet that only you have explored!
This week we’re spending time in our notebooks tracing the lines of connection, the poems we can’t forget, the books we always return to, reflecting on their influence on our poetry—and maybe sharing a poem to illustrate.
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
Can you write a poem in 31 syllables that takes the reader in an unexpected direction?
There’s a long tradition of poetry being inspired by painting and other fine arts. Come write tanka inspired by Japanese art!
This month, we’ll explore the ancient Japanese form called the tanka. This lesser known form might be thought of as haiku’s quiet older sibling.
Explore Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and write a fairy tale poem about a royal birth where magic is afoot and things aren’t what they seem.
Join us as we write about celebrating birthdays, and consider how the formal aspects of our poems add emotional resonance to personal observations.
A chunk of quartz crystal caught my eye. Inside the quartz were ribbons of tourmaline, October’s birthstone. What is the hidden gem in your writing?
Come write poetry inspired by Christina Rossetti’s list poem “The Months” and see if you like how she describes your birthday month.
Are there family stories about the day of your arrival, a received mythology that shapes you? Come write poetry about the unopened gift of your birth.
This National Poetry Month, we’re going to combine our 30 Days of poem-making with another organization’s effort: The Drawdown EcoChallenge. Here’s how to participate—and maybe get published.
“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 little lamb. 🙂
When you think of lions, do you think of affection? Come learn about the surprising ways of lions and write a roaring good poem.
With three ways to take the 30 Days Challenge for National Poetry Month, it’s simple and fun. Choose one, or mix it up. Then tell the community what you’re doing, and share your poem-ing along the way.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become two fabled mammals at odds— lions & lambs. Whether a powerful, shaggy maned lion or a gentle, nursery-rhyme worthy lamb. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
This week we find ourselves on either side of a legendary barrier and consider its significance. Join the line with us as we create poetry about the velvet rope.