< Return to William Blake Poems “The Chimney Sweeper” (from “Songs of Experience”) A little black thing among the snow: Crying weep, weep, in notes of woe! Where are thy father & mother? say? They are both gone up to the church to pray. Because I was happy upon the heath, And smil’d among the […]
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How do you do literary analysis? You might begin by treating it as a conversation between you, the reader, and the writer’s words. After all, the story wants to be heard. Let’s start with The Yellow-Wallpaper.
Illustrator Sara Barkat interviews the creative forces behind a new film version of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ using Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Much Madness is divinest Sense–’ as our guide.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ using Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant–’ as our guide.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” using Emily Dickinson’s poem “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers–” as our guide.
“When I teach poetry,” says author Megan Willome, “I remind people that there is no secret code to crack. So also with this story. There isn’t one right answer — or rather, there are as many answers as there are shades of yellow.” Come share your palette of views, in our new book club!
Join author Megan Willome as she enjoys reading aloud in the new column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other. This month, the gifts unique to audiobooks.
The Yellow Wall-Paper may seem like a simple story on the surface, but it’s actually quite complex. This analysis of the classic 1892 story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman probes that complexity in fascinating ways.
Megan Willome reviews Sara Barkat’s new graphic novel adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and explores the power of *writing,* to keep the soul steady.
“The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a short story that was written in the late 1800s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, after she suffered a serious downturn with depression, upon taking a doctor’s advice to engage in the “rest cure” and abandon creative pursuits forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, this image-rich work has been interpreted […]
“A love story, an epic tragedy, a cautionary tale about parents respecting their children, even, incredibly, more than a minor note of humor—Romeo and Juliet has it all,” says editor Sara Barkat. Now, in this special volume, you can encounter this enduring play in the company of four vibrant women who love stories and ideas. […]
Five additional poems resulted from the Tweetspeak Poetry retreat, with “Flame and Shadow” by Sara Teasdale providing the prompts.
In August, Tweetspeak Poetry hosted a retreat and undertook the first Tweetspeak Twitter Poetry Party without Twitter. Sara Teasdale provided the prompts.
The reviews of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast 2017 never did end up raving. Here’s a suggestion as to why a movie (and story) with such potential fell short. Writers, take note.
Take a saying that’s become cliché, and give it a new life when you question and then write a poem!
Join us this week to wonder about a common plant you may have passed by. Find your questions, then your answers, and then—your poem!
Sara Barkat writes about the power of handwriting, where paper and ink let a single word grow to fill a line, or fold itself up small.
< Return to William Blake Poems The Garden of Love I went to the Garden of Love. And saw what I never had seen: A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut, And Thou shalt not. writ over the door; […]
This summer, when you want to keep your emerging and early readers from going on a skill slide, it’s a great idea to explore the fun of fairy tales. And there’s no better place to start than with Little Red Riding Hood.