Make Me Laugh

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Make Me Laugh: Photo Play 2

7 Comments 15 December 2014

Join us for a few giggles and smiles while you explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Be inspired and share your poetry with us.

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Why People Need Poetry, from Stephen Burt

6 Comments 12 December 2014

There are all sorts of wonderful reasons why people need poetry. In this TED talk, Stephen Burt gives his intriguing ideas about a few.

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Common Core Picture Poems: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

4 Comments 03 December 2014

Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. Today we consider Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."

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Growth Rings

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Whittles and Wood Poetry Prompt: Growth Rings

29 Comments 24 November 2014

Growth rings are the well-kept journal in the life of a tree. Join us for our Whittles and Wood poetry prompt and write a poem — the glimpse of a year.

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Whittles and Wood 2

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Whittles and Wood Prompt: Photo Play 2

40 Comments 17 November 2014

Join us for a walk in the woods and a little leaf-peeping. Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community & share your poetry with us.

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Everyone Has Imagination: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 3)

4 Comments 12 November 2014

Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison doesn't want poets to make a living writing poetry. Find out why in Maureen Doallas's final interview segment.

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Office of Poetry Grievances

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The Office of Poetry Grievances

17 Comments 07 November 2014

Do you have a grievance to file against poetry? Charity Singleton Craig is staffing the Office of Poetry Grievances today.

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Let Go of What You Mean to Say: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 2)

6 Comments 05 November 2014

"Most adults have suffered from 'imaginal abuse,'" says Joseph Hutchison. Read more on poetic imagination in Part 2 of Maureen Doallas's interview with the Colorado poet laureate.

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Wood and Whittles

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Whittles & Wood: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

34 Comments 03 November 2014

We've searched far & wide to find just the right songs for you in our latest poetry prompt & playlist. Listen along & sharpen your poetic carving skills.

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The Mischief Cafe: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

16 Comments 30 October 2014

The very first Mischief Cafe had everything one might expect: tea, toast, poetry. And not a few unexpected moments (and black feathers).

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A Ticket to Anywhere

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Trains and Tracks Poetry Prompt: A Ticket to Anywhere

5 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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Trains and Tracks

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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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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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The Ballad: An Infographic

12 Comments 30 September 2014

We close out our month-long Ballad theme with a ballad infographic featuring famous ballad poems and folk songs, ballad poets, and a little bit of history.

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American Roots

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Poetry Prompt: American Roots

5 Comments 29 September 2014

Brought from the old world, our traditional ballads have grown deep American roots. Join us this week for an All-American poetry prompt.

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Ballads, Strange and Silly

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Poetry Prompt: Ballads, Strange and Silly

21 Comments 22 September 2014

Outrageous stories can be found within a ballad's rhyme. We think a little nonsense is good for the child in all of us. Be a part of our silly poetry prompt

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a ballad to remember

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PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember 2

6 Comments 15 September 2014

Join us for part 2 of our PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember. Find an inspiring picture, write a poem, and be spirited away with a familiar song.

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A Ballad to Remember

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PhotoPlay and Prompt: A Ballad to Remember

18 Comments 08 September 2014

A timeless ballad can spark a memory. A song can whisk a listener back, & for a moment rewind the clock. Join our PhotoPlay & show us a ballad to remember.

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How to Write a Ballad

17 Comments 05 September 2014

Marjorie Maddox reminds us there’s something about the ballad that reels us in. And the ballad has been reeling people in for a long time.

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the ballad

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The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

27 Comments 01 September 2014

Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.

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