Go on a walk after reading Ray Bradbury’s story “The Pedestrian,” then craft a sci-fi poem to share with us where your rambles took you.
Try writing a poem inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, where setting is everything, whether it’s the California foothills, the banks of a creek bravely winding its way to the ocean, or an utterly new planet that only you have explored!
This week we’re spending time in our notebooks tracing the lines of connection, the poems we can’t forget, the books we always return to, reflecting on their influence on our poetry—and maybe sharing a poem to illustrate.
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
Can you write a poem in 31 syllables that takes the reader in an unexpected direction?
After reading a good story, you can follow these three easy steps to turn your story questions into writing prompts. See 5 sample prompts based on the fairy tale ‘The Golden Dress,’ to help you on your writing way!
There’s a long tradition of poetry being inspired by painting and other fine arts. Come write tanka inspired by Japanese art!
This month, we’ll explore the ancient Japanese form called the tanka. This lesser known form might be thought of as haiku’s quiet older sibling.
Explore Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and write a fairy tale poem about a royal birth where magic is afoot and things aren’t what they seem.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a little lamb. 🙂
When you think of lions, do you think of affection? Come learn about the surprising ways of lions and write a roaring good poem.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become two fabled mammals at odds— lions & lambs. Whether a powerful, shaggy maned lion or a gentle, nursery-rhyme worthy lamb. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
This week we find ourselves on either side of a legendary barrier and consider its significance. Join the line with us as we create poetry about the velvet rope.
Learn about poet Elinor Wylie’s brief but soap-opera-worthy life, and read one of her most well-known poems. Then glean inspiration from her style and create your own quiet-as-velvet poem.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a satin bow. 🙂
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as soft, luxurious satin or velvet. Join us, animate yourself into the hopes, dreams, and potential of these sumptuous fabrics and create poetry.
Bridges can be grand in scale or an unassuming link from one place to the next. Many of us have a favorite. Come read a bridge poem by Marianne Moore and share your own “bridge to life” poems.
In Greek mythology, Persephone was snatched from the world she knew and taken to the underworld to become the wife of Hades. Come tunnel your way to the underworld with us, in poetry.