Love Locks Sentimental Poetry

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The Poet is In: Let’s Talk Sentimental Poetry

95 Comments 23 January 2015

You wanted to know what makes for sentimental poetry. We're here to answer that question and raise a few questions of our own.

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Bread, Pastries, and Pies

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Bread, Pastries, & Pies: Photo Play 2

34 Comments 19 January 2015

Explore the Photo Play 2 contributions from our community. Share your made-from-scratch poem inspired by all the different Bread, Pastries, & Pies you see.

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Bread, Pastries, & Pies

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Photo Play: Bread, Pastries, and Pies

46 Comments 12 January 2015

Food photography can be poetry for the eyes, especially when its Bread, Pastries, & Pies. Join us as we pass around the baked goods. It's Photo Play time!

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Paris Writing Desk Poet is In

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The Poet is In: Ask Us Anything About Poetry!

140 Comments 09 January 2015

You've got poetry questions. We've got award-winning poets and poetry reviewers. Ask us anything about poetry! The Poet is in, ready to answer.

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Bread, Pastries, and Pies

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Bread, Pastries, Pies Playlist & Prompt

133 Comments 05 January 2015

This month's playlist is a mouth-watering buffet of sweet musical delights. Listen along, share a pastry poem, and think about your New Year's diet later.

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Make Me Laugh

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Make Me Laugh Poetry Prompt: Hilarious Haiku

51 Comments 29 December 2014

The simple structure of haiku lends itself to a lot of witty potential. Join us for our Hilarious Haiku poetry prompt, write a funny haiku and share it!

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Funniest Family Gatherings

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Poetry Prompt: Funniest Family Gatherings

4 Comments 22 December 2014

Celebrate those unforgettable occasions with all the characters that make up a family. Join us for Funniest Family Gatherings. Share a poem & a few laughs.

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Make Me Laugh

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Make Me Laugh: Photo Play 2

12 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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Red Door Handle Why Poetry

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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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interview colorado poet laureate joseph hutchison part 3

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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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interview colorado poet laureate joseph hutchison

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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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Mischief Cafe Cinnamon Toast

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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 playlist and poetry prompt

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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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