November 20, 2017 By Heather Eure Leave a Comment
“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 box. 🙂
November 17, 2017 By Sharon A. Gibbs 10 Comments
Do you ever read aloud to friends and family, or even to a pet? Sharon A. Gibbs does and gives you 5 great reasons you should, too.
November 16, 2017 By Laura Lynn Brown 1 Comment
Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet’s “Under Heaven” in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
November 15, 2017 By LW Lindquist 4 Comments
We conclude our book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup with a look at straight lines and spinning, and a dizzying trip into space.
November 14, 2017 By Glynn Young 4 Comments
In “The Amoeba Game,” poet Tara Skurtu explores her American and Romanian roots and writes about life, childhood, self-discovery, and identity.
November 10, 2017 By Megan Willome 6 Comments
A pig, a horse, and a goat can’t win a best egg competition? Can they?
November 9, 2017 By Laurie Klein 14 Comments
Laurie Klein takes us on a breathtaking regional (and literary) tour of Yellowstone National Park, complete with geysers, thermophiles and the Morning Glory Pool.
November 8, 2017 By LW Lindquist 20 Comments
In this week’s book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup, we consider the importance of time, speed, and certain substances we’d rather not mention.
November 7, 2017 By Glynn Young 4 Comments
In 1922, everything changed in literature, as James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” brought modernism to fiction and poetry.
November 6, 2017 By Heather Eure 11 Comments
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become unique and unusual Boxes & Baskets. Whether a square container or one woven with a handle, adventure awaits. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
November 3, 2017 By Megan Willome 12 Comments
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your October pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her October good reads.
November 2, 2017 By LW Lindquist 18 Comments
From Poetry, a little town in Texas, to a star named Poetry in the Centaur constellation, we’re finding (and creating) poetry in place (and in space). Come name a star for poetry.
November 1, 2017 By LW Lindquist 8 Comments
Today we knock around with gas molecules and imagine flights of fancy with Gerhard Zucker’s rocket post mail delivery in our first book club discussion of Storm in a Teacup.
October 31, 2017 By Glynn Young 15 Comments
This Halloween, your black cat can be the instrument of vengeance in the Poe story, or the amber-eyed feline in the poem by Rilke. Or it can be like Kiddy.
October 30, 2017 By Heather Eure 8 Comments
Worn down, threadbare, and beloved— the teddy bear is a child’s first buddy. Think back to your childhood and pay homage to the most honored of stuffed animals with poetry.
October 27, 2017 By Megan Willome 2 Comments
Celebrate Day of the Dead with skeletons, calaveras poems, and children’s books. Best enjoyed with a side of sweet skull cakes.
October 26, 2017 By Laura L. Willis 26 Comments
Laura Willis shares her favorite cookbooks, along with memories of the cookbooks that warmed her mother’s and grandmothers’ kitchens.
October 25, 2017 By tspoetry 11 Comments
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover xanthic. Learn facts about this bright yellow color, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!