Bread, Pastries, and Pies

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Bread, Pastries, Pies Playlist & Prompt

133 Comments 05 January 2015

This month's playlist is a mouth-watering buffet of sweet musical delights. Listen along, share a pastry poem, and think about your New Year's diet later.

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Cranberry Candles Citizens for a Saner Internet

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Resolved: Citizens for a Saner Internet—and Life

47 Comments 02 January 2015

What costs are you bearing—from an uncontrolled, angry, demanding Internet? And what are you going to do about it?

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5 great new year's poems

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5 Great New Year’s Poems

10 Comments 01 January 2015

The future rolling out before us captivates us with anticipation at the same time as it can unnerve us with its uncertainty. For now, let's go with the anticipation, revel in the thoughts of good things to come. Here are 5 great poems to mark the New Year, and new beginnings.

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Mischief Cafe Little Rock

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Mischief Café: Little Rock, Arkansas

17 Comments 31 December 2014

When Laura Lynn Brown hosted a Mischief Cafe in her home in Little Rock, she thought her guests might discuss their relationships to poetry. She didn’t expect a stealth sock.

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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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Tell Us What You Want: 2014-2015 Survey

0 Comments 29 December 2014

Please take a few minutes to tell us what you want here in 2015. Your opinion helps make Tweetspeak the best it can be—for you and the community.

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Make Me Laugh

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Make Me Laugh Poetry Prompt: Hilarious Haiku

51 Comments 29 December 2014

The simple structure of haiku lends itself to a lot of witty potential. Join us for our Hilarious Haiku poetry prompt, write a funny haiku and share it!

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Colorful Ebook: Celebrate Poetry at Work Day

1 Comment 27 December 2014

Now you can celebrate Poetry at Work Day with this colorful, fun, organized ebook resource.

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Snowflake Magnifed Winter Poetry

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Winter’s Stars: Poetry Prompt

27 Comments 26 December 2014

The seasons, if you live in a region where they really assert themselves, each give us a different experience of the world. Share your favorite Winter poem in the comment box.

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Red Christmas Gift with Star and Ribbon Poetry Prompt

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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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Gingerbread House Prompt

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The Night Before Christmas: A Poetry Prompt

12 Comments 24 December 2014

The images of Christmas: Snow, gingerbread, candy canes, ribbons, evergreens, cranberries, candles. Join us for a "Night Before Christmas" poetry prompt.

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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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Funniest Family Gatherings

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Poetry Prompt: Funniest Family Gatherings

4 Comments 22 December 2014

Celebrate those unforgettable occasions with all the characters that make up a family. Join us for Funniest Family Gatherings. Share a poem & a few laughs.

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Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle Meets Maya Angelou

1 Comment 19 December 2014

When two major figures—both word people—get together over their similarities and differences, something awe-inspiring happens. Chappelle and Angelou. Wow.

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Top Ten Sightings in the Wild—On Being a Writer

8 Comments 18 December 2014

The new Kroeker and Craig title has been seen increasingly off the bookshelf and in the wild. Check out our Top Ten Sightings of On Being a Writer.

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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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Understanding Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen’s Shin Bone

15 Comments 16 December 2014

Why Mark Twain (and countless high school students) wants to dig up Jane Austen and find her shin bone. Love it or hate it, Pride and Prejudice still tops the charts.

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Make Me Laugh

Blog, Funny Poems, Photo Play, Photography prompts, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Make Me Laugh: Photo Play 2

12 Comments 15 December 2014

Join us for a few giggles and smiles while you explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Be inspired and share your poetry with us.

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Red Door Handle Why Poetry

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Why People Need Poetry, from Stephen Burt

6 Comments 12 December 2014

There are all sorts of wonderful reasons why people need poetry. In this TED talk, Stephen Burt gives his intriguing ideas about a few.

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Twitter Poems

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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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Wood and Whittles

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Whittles & Wood: Poetry Prompt and Playlist


We've searched far & wide to find just the right songs for you in our latest poetry prompt & playlist. Listen along & sharpen your poetic carving skills.

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