Wisława Szymborska Could Have

Blog, Catalog Poems, National Poetry Month, poetry, Poetry Dare, Wislawa Szymborska

National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “Could Have”

18 Comments 16 April 2014

It's difficult to explain good fortune, though that didn't stop Wisława Szymborska from trying in her poem "Could Have."

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Poets and Poems: Charles Wright’s “Caribou”

Blog, book reviews, Books, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews, Poets

Poets and Poems: “Caribou” by Charles Wright

8 Comments 15 April 2014

"Caribou," the new collection of poems by Charles Wright, is about memory, what has passed, and what is gone, and the realizations that come only with age.

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philip levine perogies

Americana Poems, Blog, Eating and Drinking Poems, Food Poems, poetry, Poets, Recipes

Eating and Drinking Poems: Philip Levine’s ‘The Simple Truth’

4 Comments 10 April 2014

In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Alexandra Barylski Stott pairs her Polish grandmother's recipe for perogies with Philip Levine's poem 'The Simple Truth'

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Give a teacher how to read a poem

Blog, English Teaching, English Teaching Resources, poetry, Poetry Dare, poetry teaching resources

Top Ten Reasons We Dare You to Give an English Teacher “How to Read a Poem” (and a Giveaway)

38 Comments 10 April 2014

We dare you to give "How to Read a Poem" to an English teacher. Here are our Top 10 reasons, plus a giveaway.

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Wisława Szymborska's Conversation with a Stone

Blog, National Poetry Month, Nature Poems, poetry, Wislawa Szymborska

National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “Conversation with a Stone”

14 Comments 09 April 2014

Wisława Szymborska's "Conversation with a Stone" evokes the infuriating sense of talking to a rock. That's a good reason to love the poem.

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Faulkner House Literary Tour

Books, Fiction, Literary Tour, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews

Literary Tour: Faulkner House Books, New Orleans

9 Comments 08 April 2014

Faulkner House Books is a literary landmark in New Orleans - the place where William Faulkner wrote stories, poems and the novel "Soldier's Pay."

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top ten twitter poems

Blog, Haiku, poetry, Top Ten Poetic Tweets, Twitter poetry

Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

4 Comments 03 April 2014

When we see good Twitter poems, we stop and take notice. Today we're featuring ten of the best Twitter poems we’ve seen in the last few weeks:

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wislawa szymborska vocabulary

Blog, National Poetry Month, poetry, Poetry Dare, Wislawa Szymborska, writer's group resources

National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska’s “Vocabulary”

36 Comments 02 April 2014

Join us for Week #1 of our National Poetry Month Poetry Dare. We're looking at "Vocabulary" and "An Effort" by Wisława Szymborska. What did you read?

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Red flower love etc poems

book reviews, Books, L.L. Barkat, love poems, love poetry, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews

Poets and Poems: L.L. Barkat’s “Love, Etc.”

1 Comment 01 April 2014

Love Etc. reminds us what eternity is, and what part of it is contained within ourselves.

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Ode to My Coffee Shop

Blog, Coffee and Tea, Coffee Poems, Ode Poems, poetry, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, Tea Poems, writing prompts

Ode Poetry: Ode to My Coffee Shop

32 Comments 31 March 2014

There's comfort in the familiarity of our favorite coffee or tea shop. Pull up a cozy chair, pour a cup, and write some ode poetry with us. Join us!

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how to write an ode infographic

Blog, Infographics, Ode Poems, poetry, poetry teaching resources

In Praise of the Ode (Infographic)

15 Comments 29 March 2014

Our new "In Praise of the Ode" infographic will give you a little ode history, famous odes and ode-lers, and some great tips on how to write an ode.

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top ten posts at tweetspeak poetry

Blog, Music, poetry, Top 10 Poetic Picks

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

1 Comment 27 March 2014

What are we reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Catch up on the top posts from last month (or so).

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Poets and Poems: Brian Gardner’s “Up the Line to Death: The War Poets 1914-1918”

book reviews, Books, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews

Poets and Poems: Brian Gardner’s “Up the Line to Death: The War Poets 1914-1918”

1 Comment 25 March 2014

Brian Gardner's "Up the Line to Death" preserves many great poets and poems of World War I.

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ode to pet peeve

Blog, Ode Poems, Poems, poetry, poetry humor, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Ode Poetry: To a Pet Peeve

40 Comments 24 March 2014

Let's celebrate the little things that drive us batty! Join us for this week's poetry prompt— Ode poetry: to a Pet Peeve.

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