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Poets and Poems: Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones

No Comments 03 March 2015

Two finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones, have produced poems of music, remembrance and pain.

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Poets and Poems: Christian Wiman and “Once in the West”

5 Comments 24 February 2015

Christian Wiman grew up in West Texas, and the poems of his "Once in the West" reflect that upbringing and geography.

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Poets and Poems: Jake Adam York and “Abide”

4 Comments 17 February 2015

Published posthumously, "Abide" is Jake Adam York's continued memorial to the 126 people who died from 1954 to 1968 in the civil rights movement.

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The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

4 Comments 12 February 2015

Writing your way to a better life, Langston doodles, literary restaurant reviews and becoming mermaids. It's our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Poets and Poems: Louise Gluck and “Faithful and Virtuous Night”

11 Comments 03 February 2015

"Faithful and Virtuous Night," the latest poetry collection by Louise Gluck, gives us 24 poems that seem to be small, beautiful movies.

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Poets and Poems: David Harsent and “Fire Songs”

12 Comments 27 January 2015

"Fire Songs" by David Harsent, winner of the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for best poetry collection in the U.K., is poetry at its most stunning and arresting.

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Poets and Poems: Hugo Williams and “I Knew the Bride”

11 Comments 20 January 2015

British poet Hugo Williams has written a painful and beautiful collection of poems with "I Knew the Bride." These are poems with the immediacy of mortality.

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Top Ten Favorites from Poetry at Work Day 2015

8 Comments 15 January 2015

As our third annual celebration of Poetry at Work Day concludes, we give you our top ten highlights, 47 tweets at a time.

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Today is Poetry at Work Day!

19 Comments 13 January 2015

Today is Poetry at Work Day, and Tweetspeak Poetry, and its co-sponsors Slice Magazine and Scratch Magazine, invite you to celebrate the day with us.

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Edvard Munch – Poet?

7 Comments 06 January 2015

Edvard Munch is known for his paintings, especially "The Scream." But he was also a poet, and wrote many entries in his private journals in poetic form.

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

8 Comments 04 December 2014

Toni Morrison finally reads 'Beloved.' You might be too smart to write. Why productivity might be killing you. Our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Poetry for Life: Take a Poet Home with You in Seattle

22 Comments 02 December 2014

It's poetry for life - and it surrounds you. Look for it and help Tweetspeak Poetry celebrate it. We're starting in Seattle.

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The Fierce Convictions of Hannah More

9 Comments 25 November 2014

"She may be the most famous person I never heard of." Karen Swallow Prior's biography of Hannah More, "Fierce Convictions," brings a life back into the knowledge it deserves.

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Growth Rings

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Whittles and Wood Poetry Prompt: Growth Rings

29 Comments 24 November 2014

Growth rings are the well-kept journal in the life of a tree. Join us for our Whittles and Wood poetry prompt and write a poem — the glimpse of a year.

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An Evening with Billy Collins

18 Comments 18 November 2014

Poet Billy Collins read from his new volume, "Aimless Love," in St. Louis County, Missouri on Nov. 1; more than 800 people came for an intimate evening.

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The World War I Poets in the War

No Comments 11 November 2014

Max Egremont's "Some Desperate Glory" combines history, biography and poetry to describe the World War I that the war poets experienced.

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