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 one more week until Take Your Poet to Work Day. For our final addition to our poet collection for 2016, meet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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.
High school English teacher Joel Jacobson shares his experience teaching a new advanced creative writing class using Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Poem. (Features student poems.)
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming on the third Wednesday in July. For 2016, that’s July 20! This week, meet Australian poet and activist Judith Wright.
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.
Feeling compelled to write a rondeau? Let our fun Rentrement of Compulsion infographic help get you started and learn how to write a rondeau poem.
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.
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!
Whether silver, gold, or precious stones, jewels have always been a part of human culture. Join us as we learn a little about the history of jewels and write poetry inspired by those who create them.
Join us as we consider a day in the life of an aging pirate and how they might spend their retirement years. Come aboard, me hearties, and write pirate poems with us!
Who knew that pirates had a set of rules while they were out pillaging and plundering? Join us and learn more about the pirate code of conduct and write your own pirate bylaws with poetry.
Pirate poems! Freedom, adventure on the open sea, long work hours, battles, treasure, and a fantastic wardrobe—the stuff of a pirate’s life (and poems).