We count on search engines to deliver relevant web sites in response to our queries. Learn a bit about Google and write some poetry about this forward-thinking technological giant.
Put down the device and journey with us as we learn more about our attention span and the joy of getting lost in a book. Then get lost in your poetic thoughts and write them down.
Step back in time and tell us about a special story that was read to you as a child, or one you’ve read to a child. From these memories, we will create poetry.
Our word is our bond. How do we decide when to make a commitment? Join us as we explore promises made or broken—and create poetry (with great promise).
From its simple beginnings, Apple Inc. has turned the technological world upside-down. Learn more about the history of this company and write some Apple-inspired poetry with us!
The Lake District in England has inspired many poets over the years, none more than William Wordsworth. Join us as we learn about those considered “Lake Poets” and create poetry that honors the natural beauty surrounding lakes.
Just as rivers connect to the sea, to lakes, and to other rivers, we are connected to them. They play a major role in our life. Join us while we sing the praises of the waterway and write rivers of poetry.
This month’s theme is Rivers and Lakes, join us as we look upon the Great Lakes and write poetry about their complexity and beauty.
Many poets write with their heart on their sleeve. Those who wrote rondeau poems are no exception. Learn about the heart-felt sentiments of two famous rondeau poems and create one of your very own.
Join us as we explore rondeau poetry a little further and learn what sets apart a modern rondeau from its middle age counterparts. Bring your 21st century sensibilities along and write a thoroughly modern rondeau with us.
Step back in time to the 13th century and learn a little about the musical rondeau and the rock stars of the day. Then, choose your own favorite song and create a thoroughly modern version of the rondeau. Join us!
From the poems and songs of French troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries, the Rondeau was born. Learn more about this poetry form and create a rondeau poem of your own.
Elizabeth Taylor had a love affair with jewelry. Learn more about her famous glitzy collection and write some poetry about Dame Liz herself.
Silver holds its own among precious metals. Find out why it shines like no other and then write a little reflective poetry with us.
Battles have been fought over gold. Love has been expressed by its warm glow. Gold has changed the landscape of civilizations around the world. How do we best express humankind’s obsession with Gold? By writing poetry, of course!
Go ahead, admit that sometimes poetry (and poets) can be a little weird. And then read a poem anyway. Our Joy of Poetry book club continues.
Each month a new gemstone takes center stage as a birthstone. Join us as we learn a little about their history and meaning and come write some birthstone-inspired poetry with us. After all, you’re a gem!
Megan Willome says she’d tell her 13-year-old self to stick with poetry. Tell us about your 13-year-old self in our Joy of Poetry book club.