What are we reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Catch up on the top posts from last month (or so):
What kind of collaboration kills creativity? Collaboration with your life, with your technology, with everyone’s demands. Question is: are you truly collaborating with your own creativity? Claire Burge gives five rules to help you prioritize creativity.
Speaking of collaboration, this beautiful pairing of poetry and music features William Stafford’s A Story that Could be True and the music of Daniel Sperry.
Claire Burge says that “film processing always catches me by surprise. I can’t control the outcome; I can navigate it through its watery birth, but ultimately the picture is what it is, not what I want it to be.”
Poets House is a place of reclamation, of your past and of your future. Discover how it is possible that the course of your life could be positively altered by walking through these beautiful glass doors and up the silver and golden staircase, into the 50, 000-volume poetry library built by donations from poets, translators and publishers.
As a young person, Lakin Easterling fell asleep with the dictionary. Years (and a growing collection of dictionaries) later, she’s still ripping out images or words for the font and pasting them in a journal. Come along as she shares her Journey Into Poetry.
Cat poems are sometimes grumpy cat poems. (We are waiting, actually, for the official Grumpy Cat to set up his sidewalk poem-writing stand.) Meanwhile, join us for some cat-alog poems in this fun community poetry prompt.
Ever seen principles of creativity broken down into the parts of a bike? Nope. You haven’t. Unless you’ve read our creativity book.
Did your childhood rituals help form the basis of your creativity? It’s just possible they did. Find out how, in our continuing discussion of Spin.
One of the best days of the month is when Tweetspeak’s monthly theme is introduced, with a new thematic playlist and poetry prompt. This month’s Night Poetry playlist was one of the most popular posts this month, and if you read the poems by our community in the comments, you’ll see why.
Cats and creativity dominated our top posts this month, which is not so surprising considering what happens when cats start writing poetry and our community talks creativity. Our most popular post in the past month (or so)? A drumroll please:
This fun poetry prompt asked our community poets to “get inside the mind of a cat.” And they did, from a Socratic cat to a feline take on William Carlos Williams.
Cover photo by Martinak15, Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post photos credited in individual posts.
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- Summer Break & Take Your Poet to Work Day - July 17, 2021
- Adjustments: A Belated Bicentenary Party for John Keats - March 4, 2021
- The Reindeer Chronicles Book Club: You’re Cutting a Tree in Almería and Getting a Storm in Dusseldorf - February 17, 2021