Tag archive for "L.L. Barkat"

top 10 rose poems

Blog, Flower Poems, Red Poems, Rose Poems

Top Ten Rose Poems

6 Comments 21 August 2014

Robbie Burns didn't write the first rose poem. But he may have written one of the best. Enjoy this fresh bouquet of a dozen (minus two) rose poems.

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best in poetry

Blog, Books, Children's Stories, Emily Dickinson, Libraries, poetry, Top 10 Poetic Picks

The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

3 Comments 15 May 2014

Artful chocolate, famous punk authors, poetry in the supermarket, and how to not write a novel. It's the best in poetry: our monthly Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Red flower love etc poems

book reviews, Books, L.L. Barkat, love poems, love poetry, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews

Poets and Poems: L.L. Barkat’s “Love, Etc.”

1 Comment 01 April 2014

Love Etc. reminds us what eternity is, and what part of it is contained within ourselves.

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A Poetry Dare for National Poetry Month

128 Comments 26 March 2014

Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining in our first ever large group Poetry Dare. Read a poem a day with us, with the daily offerings from Every Day Poems or a choose a poet to read for the month.

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

No Comments 05 December 2013

Did Jane Austen play video games? Did William Carlos Williams really eat the plums? Did Ben Franklin think flying was useful? It's another week of the best in poetry and poetic things: Our Top 10 Poetic Picks.

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Operation Poetry Dare: I Can’t Dance to It

51 Comments 16 July 2013

Nancy Franson continues her experimental poetry dare, trying to work out the rhythm of a new dance partner.

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This Week’s Top 10 Poetic Picks

7 Comments 17 January 2013

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Seth Haines. 1 Art Have you ever been perusing Twitter and decided that you wanted to know the story behind the tweet? (The 140-character limitation is a bit of a story killer. Right?) If so, then check out this article about conceptual artists Nate Larson and […]

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Audio Excerpt: The Novelist by L.L. Barkat

No Comments 21 December 2012

An audio excerpt from L.L. Barkat's The Novelist: a novella featuring the delightful voice of Claire Burge.

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Blog, Haiku, poetry, Top 10 Poetic Picks

This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

15 Comments 20 December 2012

Haiku chains, Haiku Brew, haiku reflections on a community street. Lyla Willingham Lindquist has a haiku-ridden edition of our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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the novelist fiction

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The Novelist: Where Fiction Begins

25 Comments 12 December 2012

In the end, the creative act can be misunderstood, and the creation seen for something other than what it is. Lyla Willingham Lindquist wraps up our book club discussion of L.L. Barkat's The Novelist.

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novelist fiction characters

book club, Fiction, poetry, The Novelist, writer's group resources

The Novelist: Fiction with Character(s)

17 Comments 05 December 2012

Readers want to know who the various characters in The Novelist represent. Lyla Willingham Lindquist wants to know who the tea basket represents. Join us for week two of our book club discussion.

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Blog, book club, Fiction, The Novelist, writer's group resources

The Novelist: What’s the Big Idea in Fiction?

30 Comments 28 November 2012

How long must you lie on the floor staring at the ceiling before you're ready to write that story? We're discussing The Novelist by L.L. Barkat in our new Tweetspeak Book Club. Come on in and join us.

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Blog, Poems, poems about writing, poetry, Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving Poems: A Poet’s Thanks

7 Comments 26 November 2012

A poet offers a word of thanks: "Something which says, you didn’t need to make room for this—the onions, the beets, the linen closet, the river and the copper..."

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Book Club Announcement: The Novelist

2 Comments 31 October 2012

The Novelist is a book that can be read in a sitting or two (maybe three, if you're having trouble finding your tea basket). We invite you to join us around the Tweetspeak coffee table for our latest book club beginning November 28.

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Twitter Poetry: Of Shells, Fireworks, and Novellas

6 Comments 23 October 2012

Glynn Young has five new poems from the recent Tweetspeak Twitter poetry jam, with prompts from the novella "The Novelist."

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

3 Comments 11 October 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Lyla Lindquist. 1 Art I suppose it goes without saying what type of images displayed in the art gallery of my mind when I read the headline Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink. One part preschool finger paint, one part erratic Picasso distortions, […]

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Fiction debut could help Dana Gioia’s dream come true

1 Comment 08 October 2012

T. S. Poetry Press, publisher of the Oprah Summer Read The Whipping Club, has released a fiction debut that could help Dana Gioia’s dream come true. Gioia has made a strong call to get poetry into the public eye. The Novelist, by L.L. Barkat, weaves poetry throughout a story that explores the woes of a blocked […]

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Silver Forks

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

11 Comments 27 September 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Lyla Lindquist. 1 Art This afternoon while I sipped hot rooibos from a fancy gold-rimmed tea cup (Get on the bus, Gus. All the cool Tweetspeak kids are drinking tea now.), I thought to myself, “Gee, I wonder where I could get a complete listing of […]

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Tweetspeak Exclusive: Yet Another Emily Dickinson Daguerreotype Discovered

7 Comments 25 September 2012

The recent discovery of a third daguerreotype of Victorian-era poet Emily Dickinson has historians scratching their heads.

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THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 POETIC PICKS

5 Comments 13 September 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Seth Haines. 1 Art In case you haven’t heard, which is to say in case you live under a rock, the iPhone 5 launched yesterday. Apple’s newest version of their popular telephone/personal computing device is reportedly thinner, lighter, and at twenty times as awesome as […]

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