Will a computer ever surpass the capacity of the brain? This week’s poetry prompt invites you to consider the binary mind.
Check out our new playlist and prompt theme celebrating all things math, science, & technology. Come and see how numbers, physics, and poetry work together.
We conclude our group discussion of On Being a Writer by considering the things with which a writer might surround himself to influence his writing.
This week’s prompt invites you to play word games. Join us as we learn how games can improve and grow our poetry.
Come along on an exploration of the literary epic and find out why Virgil made us readers. Remember to pack your prompt-writing pencil!
Join us for our newest book club offering, a three-week community discussion of On Being a Writer by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig.
Join us for this week’s prompt as we explore the nature of simile and its use in epic poetry.
This week, our prompt encourages you to run away with the circus. You can be a lion tamer, an acrobat, anything! Write a poem about your new adventure.
This week’s Circus & Carnival poetry prompt celebrates a guilty pleasure: Carnival food. Where else can you write a poem about corn dogs?
Memoir Notebook is a monthly column dedicated to longer creative non-fiction works. Today, Wm. Anthony Connolly is cutting onions. Or is he?
Sometimes poetry is just begging not to be understood. In this week’s ‘poemcrazy’ book club installment, we’re invited to ‘not think, not understand.’
Charity Singleton Craig hosts a segment of our Poets and Writers Toolkit featuring Six-Word Memoirs to spark creativity.
We’re reading ‘poemcrazy: freeing your life with words’ together at Tweetspeak for National Poetry Month. This week, we talk about listening to ourselves.
The best known haiku attribute — the 17-syllable count and 5-7-5 rhythm — turns out to be its least valid attribute. Christopher Patchel explores Why Haiku.
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.
As I sip a dark red vanilla rooibos in a Seattle teahouse and type these words, I am feeling rather smug. Today is Hug an Author Day. Already, I have hugged fourteen dead writers (via Facebook, of course. I didn’t exhume them or anything. That’s just creepy). I have also hugged five living writers, among […]
By this time, I’m ready to ask the chicken question. I’ve been scratching around for an angle, and even as I type this, I don’t have one. But Kim Addonizio tells me I don’t have to know where I’m going when I start writing, and even goes so far as to say it might be […]
My entry into poetry did not happen in a night. Oh, sure. It may look that way. One day I was calling poetry “cryptic nonsense” and practically the next, posting a lengthy poem on Facebook about lumberjacks, kitchen knives, Twinkies, and the persuasive powers of semi-colon eyelashes. Now, she’ll never take the credit for it—no, […]