For many, the word coffee is synonymous with Starbucks. Learn about how it all began for the Seattle company and write some caffeinated poetry with us.
Much of Shakespeare’s unique coinage is part of our common language even today. Read along with us and write poetry that expresses the meaning of one the words he contributed to our lexicon.
Join us as we consider the weight of a promise and reflect on the most meaningful promises we’ve made. What kind of promise poetry will you write?
The media is often riddled with bad news. Take time to find a little goodness on this side of humanity and its promise. Join us for a feel-good poetry prompt and share the good things you’ve heard.
We count on search engines to deliver relevant web sites in response to our queries. Learn a bit about Google and write some poetry about this forward-thinking technological giant.
Put down the device and journey with us as we learn more about our attention span and the joy of getting lost in a book. Then get lost in your poetic thoughts and write them down.
Step back in time and tell us about a special story that was read to you as a child, or one you’ve read to a child. From these memories, we will create poetry.
Without books, we’d have less understanding of the world and each other. What do reading and books mean to you? Join us as we consider this and write poetry about a life with books.
Our word is our bond. How do we decide when to make a commitment? Join us as we explore promises made or broken—and create poetry (with great promise).
From its simple beginnings, Apple Inc. has turned the technological world upside-down. Learn more about the history of this company and write some Apple-inspired poetry with us!
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.