What are we reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Catch up on the top posts from last month (or so):
One of the things poetry and Twitter have in common (when done well) is an economy of words. Sometimes, it so happens we read a tweet and say to ourselves, “That’s poetry.” We featured a great collection of Twitter poems this month that you might enjoy.
We crackled and popped into March’s Ode them with a snappy Ode playlist and a poetry prompt to write an ode to breakfast cereal.
Glynn Young reviewed Scott Cairns’ new collection of poems, Idiot Psalms: New Poems. Warm, human, with occasional flashes of dry wit, the poems range from pilgrimages and prayers to theology and even complaints.
Our #7 spot took us back a few months to the Ghazal, poetry of longing, to our Ghazal playlist and a step-by-step How to Write a Ghazal.
Once the breakfast cereal had been put away, we sent you out to write an Ode to Home, and to take a photo of a cherished spot in your home for our monthly Photo Play feature.
Are you going to work today? Don’t go without your poetry. This collection of work poems can help lend perspective on those days when the clock just doesn’t seem to want to strike 5:00.
An evocative, insightful analysis of Sexton’s “Her Kind, ” from student writer Sara Barkat. Hold on to your hat!
What makes for Funny Poems? Maybe the same things that make any writing funny. Enjoy a laugh and these ten funny poems.
Cover photo by Steve Arnold, Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post photos credited in individual posts.
Want to keep up with all the great content at Tweetspeak Poetry each week?
We’ll make your Saturdays happy with a regular delivery of the best in poetry and poetic things. Enjoy a free sample.