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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

1 Comment 09 October 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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Reading Ulysses in Fall Woods

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Reading Ulysses: Mischief in the Woods

15 Comments 08 October 2014

What can reading Ulysses in the woods teach us about changing education and throwing out the idea of homework? A whole lot.

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National Student Poet Louis Lafair: Part 2

1 Comment 08 October 2014

National Student Poet Louis Lafair discusses the influences of his poetry, and his vision for experiencing poetry in the 21st century.

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Poets and Poems: Aaron Belz and “Glitter Bomb”

6 Comments 07 October 2014

Aaron Belz, often associated with the New York School, has a new collection of poems, "Glitter Bomb." And it is a fun collection to read.

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Trains and Tracks: Poetry Prompt & Playlist

25 Comments 06 October 2014

Musicians have not overlooked the magic and romance of the rails, and we've put together a collection of train songs in our new playlist to start off this month's Trains and Tracks theme.

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Literary Tour: David Levinthal’s “MAKE BELIEVE” Exhibit at San Jose Museum of Art

16 Comments 03 October 2014

Visit David Levinthal's 'MAKE BELIEVE' exhibit at San Jose Museum of art, with cultural images such as Barbie, baseball, World War II and sexual politics.

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Top Ten Question Poems

5 Comments 02 October 2014

There's something comforting about definitive answers and hard data. But what if we allowed ourselves the space that questions offer? Here are 10 question poems that try to answer that. Or not.

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National Student Poet Louis Lafair Water Reflections

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National Student Poet Louis Lafair: Part 1

2 Comments 01 October 2014

National Student Poet Louis Lafair reveals his early introduction to poetry, his favorite poets and why he reads them, and what he discovers in poetry.

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The Ballad: An Infographic

12 Comments 30 September 2014

We close out our month-long Ballad theme with a ballad infographic featuring famous ballad poems and folk songs, ballad poets, and a little bit of history.

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September Beats: Frank O’Hara

3 Comments 30 September 2014

Poet Frank O'Hara bridged the Beat poets and contemporary poetry, taking poetry from academia and even the coffeehouses to the streets.

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American Roots

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Poetry Prompt: American Roots

5 Comments 29 September 2014

Brought from the old world, our traditional ballads have grown deep American roots. Join us this week for an All-American poetry prompt.

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Literary Tour: Willa Cather Childhood Home (Red Cloud, Nebraska)

9 Comments 26 September 2014

On a recent literary tour to Red Cloud, Nebraska, Michelle DeRusha stayed in the room Willa Cather slept in when she was in town, half-hopeful, half-leery Willa’s ghost would visit.

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Top Ten “Dip into Poetry” Lines

8 Comments 25 September 2014

We've been taking a daily "dip into poetry" for the last month or so. Come discover the power of a line in our Top Ten Dip into Poetry Lines.

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Loki Goodness Campaign 3 & 4

5 Comments 24 September 2014

The Loki Goodness Campaign is a parody of a phenomenon among Thor and Loki fans, many whom believe Loki has gotten a bad rap and is actually good.

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The Magician’s Elephant: What if Natural Selection is Wrong?

28 Comments 23 September 2014

Iconoclastic thinking requires "thinking outside the room." Could natural selection be wrong? Kate DiCamillo's The Magician's Elephant leads the way.

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September Beats: Denise Levertov

12 Comments 23 September 2014

Poet Denise Levertov is associated with the Beat Poets, but she transcended the Beats to write about war, environment, faith, and the whole realm of life.

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Ballads, Strange and Silly

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Poetry Prompt: Ballads, Strange and Silly

21 Comments 22 September 2014

Outrageous stories can be found within a ballad's rhyme. We think a little nonsense is good for the child in all of us. Be a part of our silly poetry prompt

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How to Be a Better Writer: Tree Artist Date

17 Comments 19 September 2014

Join Laura Boggess as she hops the fence and wades through the grass to sit a while under the leafy branches of a giant tree.

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The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

5 Comments 18 September 2014

Your novel's optimum length is shorter than a bridge. A literary time capsule. Team building for the self-employed. It's our Top 10 Poetic Picks.

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Journey into Poetry: Maureen Doallas

36 Comments 17 September 2014

For some, reading and writing poetry is a way "through the tunnel and back into the light." Follow Maureen Doallas' Journey into Poetry.

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The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist


Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.

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