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Love Poems: Roses Are Red

73 Comments 29 January 2015

With Valentine's Day approaching, discover the history of the "Roses are red" poem and reimagine it with us—maybe even as a sestina—in our new Roses are Red Poetry Prompt.

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Poets and Poems: David Harsent and “Fire Songs”

11 Comments 27 January 2015

"Fire Songs" by David Harsent, winner of the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for best poetry collection in the U.K., is poetry at its most stunning and arresting.

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Poets and Poems: Hugo Williams and “I Knew the Bride”

11 Comments 20 January 2015

British poet Hugo Williams has written a painful and beautiful collection of poems with "I Knew the Bride." These are poems with the immediacy of mortality.

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Top Ten Favorites from Poetry at Work Day 2015

8 Comments 15 January 2015

As our third annual celebration of Poetry at Work Day concludes, we give you our top ten highlights, 47 tweets at a time.

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Today is Poetry at Work Day!

19 Comments 13 January 2015

Today is Poetry at Work Day, and Tweetspeak Poetry, and its co-sponsors Slice Magazine and Scratch Magazine, invite you to celebrate the day with us.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 08 January 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Edvard Munch – Poet?

7 Comments 06 January 2015

Edvard Munch is known for his paintings, especially "The Scream." But he was also a poet, and wrote many entries in his private journals in poetic form.

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Poets and Poems: William Stafford and “Ask Me”

3 Comments 30 December 2014

William Stafford had a unique poetic voice that transcended literary movements. "Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems" provides a window into that voice.

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The Gift of a Day: Poetry Prompt

1 Comment 25 December 2014

On a day like Christmas, gifts are the center, and ultimately can act as symbols of the deeper gift of sacred space and sharing.

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Learning about Christmas Poems

16 Comments 23 December 2014

Poets over the ages have written Christmas verse, but some Christmas poems turn out to be written by someone else! Includes great Christmas poem examples.

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Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape

6 Comments 17 December 2014

Landscape has been an inspiration to poets, including Wallace Stevens, who comes along for a hike near St. Louis to help find the poetry of the landscape.

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Twitter Poems: Top 10 Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 11 December 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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Poetry for Life: “Wasted Beauty” at Tavern of Fine Arts

5 Comments 09 December 2014

We found poetry in our own community, both formal and informal, historical and contemporary. And we found it at the Tavern of Fine Arts.

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Best in Poetry Top Ten Poetic Picks

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The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

8 Comments 04 December 2014

Toni Morrison finally reads 'Beloved.' You might be too smart to write. Why productivity might be killing you. Our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Poetry for Life: Take a Poet Home with You in Seattle

22 Comments 02 December 2014

It's poetry for life - and it surrounds you. Look for it and help Tweetspeak Poetry celebrate it. We're starting in Seattle.

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The Fierce Convictions of Hannah More

9 Comments 25 November 2014

"She may be the most famous person I never heard of." Karen Swallow Prior's biography of Hannah More, "Fierce Convictions," brings a life back into the knowledge it deserves.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

3 Comments 19 November 2014

Looking for poetry on Twitter? We've made it easy for you, with this roundup of the best Twitter poems we've seen in the past few weeks.

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An Evening with Billy Collins

18 Comments 18 November 2014

Poet Billy Collins read from his new volume, "Aimless Love," in St. Louis County, Missouri on Nov. 1; more than 800 people came for an intimate evening.

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The World War I Poets in the War

No Comments 11 November 2014

Max Egremont's "Some Desperate Glory" combines history, biography and poetry to describe the World War I that the war poets experienced.

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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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