What are we reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Catch up on the top posts from last month (or so):
10. Top Ten Reasons to Love the Academy of American Poets “Poetry and the Creative Mind”
A delightful recap of the Academy of American Poets “Poetry and the Creative Mind” gala in New York City for April’s National Poetry Month. This event featured readings from Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Rosie Perez, Tina Fey and more.
9. 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Writers Conference
With writers conference season upon us, Charity Singleton Craig crowdsourced some great tips to get the most out of the next conference or workshop you attend.
8. Baby, Baby: Poetry Prompt and Playlist
We kissed a lot of babies at Tweetspeak last month. We also listened to their music and wrote them a lot of poems. In case you missed it, go give our Baby, Baby Playlist a whirl. Bet you’ll be writing some baby poems before you know it.
7. How to Write a Poem: Jealous Poem Stacks
Jealousy creeping in? Open the door, invite it to tea and give it a good listen. It has something important to say to you. And creating some fun Poem Stacks might be the answer to its questions.
6. Revamping The Raven—and Other Writing Mischief
Practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re not practicing in a direction. That direction might involve mischief, walking the dog, and revamping Poe’s Raven.
5. Wisława Szymborska’s “Conversation with a Stone”
Ever have the feeling you’re talking to a rock? Wisława Szymborska’s “Conversation with a Stone” is a lot like that. It’s a poem that was curiously frustrating to read (which is a little hint at how good the poem is).
4. Wisława Szymborska’s “Vocabulary”
It’s terribly cold in Poland, apparently, as it is in South Dakota. Yet, our poets in both places keep writing poems even while weeping snowflakes from their tear ducts.
3. Top Ten Poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day
We’re past Poem in Your Pocket Day for this year, but there’s no reason you can’t start preparing for next year. And there’s also no reason you can’t take a poem in your pocket any old day you choose. We have enough in this post to last you 10 days.
2. Ten Surprising Secrets to Make Your Book Go Viral
There’s no sure-fire way to make your book go viral, even if you follow all the steps some magic service wants to sell you. But there are things you can do to position your book to catch a wave of serendipity. Starting with “Love your reader, ” author Jennifer Dukes Lee shares 10 secrets of her new book’s success.
Drumroll, please, the top post at Tweetspeak in the last month (or so) is a little bit scary. For some of us.
1. Children’s Books: 14 Reasons The Tale of Peter Rabbit Should Be Banned
Who knew that The Tale of Peter Rabbit was so controversial? For as many grownups who still get shivers at the thought of Mr. McGregor and his wife’s fresh baked pies, there are others who still cherish Beatrix Potter’s beloved tale. Find out why some of us (well, we’re kidding, okay?) want to see it banned.
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