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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

5 Comments 24 October 2013

Chocolate sells books, poetry in the Windsor knot, the most famous book in South Dakota, and where money and writing collide: It's our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Blog, Mirror Poems, Themed Writing Projects, writing prompts

Realities Reflected (A Poetry Prompt)

17 Comments 10 June 2013

The slanted, off-kilter fun-house bedroom emptied into a narrow a corridor, a hallway with mirrored walls. The lights were bright, fluorescent lit, and gave the general impression of being trapped inside that Bruce Lee classic, Enter the Dragon.  My three boys and I stopped, noticed the hundreds of us-es that seemed to stretch around slight reflective […]

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Blog, Fiction, Short Story, Student Writing, writing prompts

Diary: A Christmas Truce

6 Comments 10 May 2013

More often than not, it seems, fiction arises out of real events. In this short piece by 13-year-old Sonia Joie, we find the fictional diary entry that could just as well have been written by an actual soldier in the field one day back in 1914.

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

4 Comments 02 May 2013

Madonna recites Neruda, Kennedy memorizes Colderidge, Seinfeld drinks coffee. It's poetry and more in Our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Blog, Pantoum, poetry, Themed Writing Projects, writing prompts

The Collaborative Pantoum (A Writing Prompt)

30 Comments 25 March 2013

The pantoum is a metaphor, an artistic expression of cooperation, and the perfect poetic medium for artistic collaboration. Seth Haines invites you to join with other poets in a collaborative pantoum in the comments.

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Freedom In Structure: The Pantoum (A Writing Prompt)

23 Comments 18 March 2013

Poetic forms can bring an explorative freedom to the poet. Seth Haines explores the pantoum form, and offers a writing prompt.

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coffee poetry prompt

Blog, Coffee and Tea, poetry, Themed Writing Projects, writing prompts

Battle of the Beverages (Another Coffee Poetry Prompt)

19 Comments 21 January 2013

The beverage wars are on. This week's poetry prompt pits coffee against soft drinks (or any other drink, really) in a duel to the death.

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Sweet Bloggers Roundup: WordCandy from the Tumblr

8 Comments 04 January 2013

We round up the month's posts from our WordCandy 100 Sweet Bloggers.

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Blog, Christmas Poems, Haiku, Haiku Poems, Poems, poetry, Themed Writing Projects

Holiday Haiku: A Poetry Prompt

16 Comments 10 December 2012

Holiday favorite "A Christmas Story" provides a backdrop for this week's holiday haiku poetry prompt with Seth Haines. Careful. You'll shoot your eye out.

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Blog, Children's Stories, Fairytales, Graphic Novel, poetry

Little Red Riding Hood: A Graphic Novel

14 Comments 31 October 2012

Sara Barkat retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the style of a graphic novel. Can you find a poem in the images?

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Blog, Fiction, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Fiction Friday: He Said, She Said

14 Comments 07 September 2012

Last week I received my shiny, colorfully bird-laden copy of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. Books like this don’t usually show up at my house: I’m a poet, through and through. But I’ve also had this little fling with fiction on the side since attending the Midwest Writers’ Conference, where I practically skipped out […]

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image-ine: tribes

5 Comments 31 August 2012

tribes save me from the little tribes the us and them tribes that say who can’t marry who that make you take up a gun to defend them give me those sisters and brothers in the bigger family to link arms with to cluck and strut together to head off somewhere not knowing precisely where […]

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

18 Comments 09 August 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Lyla Lindquist. 1 Art What would you do if a mystery artist left exquisite sculptures on literary doorsteps all over your city? Well, if you’re Edinburgh, City of Literature, you put them all on display in a national tour. Last year, an unknown artist crafted […]

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The Anthologist: Pluck the Day

17 Comments 25 July 2012

I scheduled a date with Paul Chowder on Friday. We were supposed to hang out and talk about Sara Teasdale. He’d been going on about how some poets spend too much time thinking about death, like going to a movie and just waiting for the credits, which my dad taught me are very interesting if you […]

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