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Journey into Poetry: Maureen Doallas

21 Comments 17 September 2014

For some, reading and writing poetry is a way "through the tunnel and back into the light." Follow Maureen Doallas' Journey into Poetry.

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Beat Poets Allen Ginsberg Tweetspeak Poetry

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September Beats: Allen Ginsberg

6 Comments 16 September 2014

Allen Ginsberg started with the Beat Generation and became known for the obscenity trial over his "Howl and Other Poems" and a devotion to protest.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 11 September 2014

Few things make us happier than reading excellent poems on Twitter. Here are 10 of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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September Beats: Jack Kerouac

14 Comments 09 September 2014

Jack Kerouac gave the name to the Beat Generation of writers and poets. In the more than 50 years after his death, he's become an American legend.

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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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Top Ten Mirror Poems

8 Comments 04 September 2014

Poems make wonderful mirrors, excellent tools for self-reflection. We've gathered up a collection of 10 great mirror poems.

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Tweetspeak Poets and Poems Beat Poets Introduction

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September Beat: The Beat Poets

5 Comments 02 September 2014

The Beat poets - Kerouac, Ginsberg, O'Hara, others - were unconventional in their writing and lives, and had a major impact on American culture.

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top ten haiku resources

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Top Ten Haiku Resources

6 Comments 28 August 2014

We've collected ten great haiku resources, from right here at Tweetspeak and all around the web, to help you discover the history of the form, how to write it, how to read it, and how to love it.

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Edgar Allan Poe

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Poets and Poems: Meeting Edgar Allan Poe

2 Comments 26 August 2014

A new short biography of Edgar Allan Poe serves as an excellent introduction to an American literary icon.

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Poets and Poems Luci Shaw "Scape"

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Poets and Poems: Luci Shaw and “Scape”

11 Comments 19 August 2014

Written with a perceptive and understanding eye, the poetry collection "Scape" by Luci Shaw is about the beauty of creation and the creative act.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

3 Comments 14 August 2014

Few things make us happier than reading excellent poems on Twitter. Here are 10 of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Poets and Poems: Alexander Blok and “The Stranger”

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Poets and Poems: Alexander Blok and “The Stranger”

3 Comments 12 August 2014

In his lifetime, Alexander Blok was considered one of the finest of all Russian poets. He still carries that accolade today.

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Gone Fishing PhotoPlay

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Gone Fishing: PhotoPlay and Prompt

45 Comments 11 August 2014

Some days, fishing is a discipline of quiet contemplation. Come on over and unwind. Tell others you've Gone Fishing and join us for a little PhotoPlay.

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Tweetspeak Poetry’s Top Ten Posts from the Last Month (or so)

7 Comments 07 August 2014

Ever wonder what we're reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Browse our Top Ten Posts from the last month (or so) and find out.

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Your Laundry Poems and Scratch Magazine Winner

4 Comments 06 August 2014

Today we're featuring some of your laundry poems and announcing the winner of the Scratch Magazine giveaway.

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Gone Fishing

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Gone Fishing: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

23 Comments 04 August 2014

We've got a roundup of the [mostly] happy songs in our new Playlist. Catch a listen, put up the "Gone Fishing" sign and cast a line or two of poetry with us.

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The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

10 Comments 31 July 2014

Trouble in the Little Free Libraries, the shocking truth about boredom, words to make your poetry legit, Neruda's new old poems, and why Tim Tebow sells more books than Billy Collins. It's the best in poetry (and poetic things in our latest Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Top 10 Laundry Poems (and a Giveaway)

44 Comments 24 July 2014

Take a break from your laundry hanging, or ironing, or presoaking, and enjoy this neatly folded basket of laundry poems, plus a giveaway of Scratch Magazine.

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Portrait of a Shell

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PhotoPlay 2: Portrait of a Shell, Sand, and the Sea Poetry Prompt

24 Comments 21 July 2014

We are dipping our toes in the ocean at here at Tweetspeak Poetry. Join us for PhotoPlay 2. Look closely. You might just find a poem tucked inside a shell.

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Tweetspeak Poetry the Poetry of World War I

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The Poetry of World War I

10 Comments 15 July 2014

Tim Kendall's anthology "Poetry of the First World War" explains how poetry came to be so connected with "the war to end all wars."

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