The 93 poems of Earth Song, collected by Sara Barkat, focus on the earth as an immediate, real place—avoiding abstract, theoretical poetry.
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Earth Song Poem Featured on The Slowdown!—Birds in Home Depot
“Birds in Home Depot” makes a journey from poet Rick Maxson’s experience, to the Earth Song nature poems anthology, to Poetry Foundation’s The Slowdown!
The Honey Field-1 • I Am Not There
Read the first installment in a delightful new serial novel by Mildred’s Garden author Laura Boggess. Then check back every two weeks for more!
The Rapping in the Attic—Happy Holidays Fun Video!
Wishing you a happy holiday week—starting with this fun animation, featuring a little mischief and magic in the attic!
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens – and Megan Willome
Megan Willome loves “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and she has created an edition that’s a joy to read.
Good News—It’s Okay to Write a Plot Without Conflict
What makes a plot worthy of writing? Get past societal assumptions about stories, and write a great plot without conflict.
Video: Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience—Enchanting!
Get ready to be enchanted by this nature poems video, created especially for Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience. We’d love to read a poem you write, inspired by your favorite moment!
Can a Machine Write Better Than You?—5 Best (And Worst) AI Poem Generators
Ever wanted AI to write a poem for you? Well, you’re in luck—here are 5 best AI poem generators around, featuring Hades and Persephone.
Perspective: The Poet Takes a Bike Ride
How does a poet gain perspective? Megan Willome takes a bike ride—in Canada. Share your August reads, fellow poets!
Literary Context as a Philosophical Tool in Plato’s Protagoras
Literary Context as a Philosophical Tool in Plato’s Protagoras In the Protagoras, Plato offers an example of how to do literary analysis, through Socrates’ analysis in the dialogue of a poem by Simonides. This internal example, and the issues it brings up, may offer insights on Plato’s thoughts about analyzing arguments that appear in literary […]
The Political Nature of War in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness
The Political Nature of War in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness In The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin argues that war is primarily a national phenomenon, a product of fear; as opposed to a human activity dictated by biology. To do so, she creates a detailed study on […]
Empathy and The Loneliness of Existence in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Empathy and The Loneliness of Existence in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep In Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep the most crucially motivating factor of everyone, human and android, is the wish to not be alone, and all the systems they set up, and even the us-vs-them of humans and androids, […]
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman (full text)
Read the classic story below, or check out our list of The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman characters, or read the author’s own essay on Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Want something shorter? Check out the Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Summary. Or enjoy The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte […]
Earth Song Book Club Announcement
Rebecca D. Martin announces a new book club discussion of the symphonic nature poem collection edited by Sara Barkat, Earth Song.
Poetry Prompt: Earth Song Nature Poems—Celebrate!
Celebrate the Earth Song nature poems anthology by penning your own song to or from the earth. Whether mountains, floral majesties, or monarchs, the lyrics are yours to compose.
Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience
Enter into the Poetry of Earth Song Earth Song was born from a pivotal moment of personal connection with nature, while the world seemed burning with pandemic fever and climate fire. This anthology of eco-poetry gathered by editor Sara Barkat is infused with vision and care. Holding the collection is like cradling a rare crystal […]
National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist! — The Shivering Ground
The Shivering Ground & Other Stories, by Sara Barkat, has been named a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist.
New Video: The Shivering Ground—Gorgeous!
Travel into the imaginative worlds of The Shivering Ground, in this gorgeous video that truly captures the soul of the stories.
What to Eat With Dracula: Paprika Hendl
Chicken paprikash is a traditional Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czechoslovakian, and Romanian dish. It’s the perfect dish to cozy up to Dracula with!
The Crazy Little Viral Dracula Book Club
A crazy little viral Dracula Book Club is taking place via inboxes everywhere. Join and experience the classic in community, with hilarity!