We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Illinois and its state fossil, the mysterious Tully monster.
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We continue our 50 States of Generosity project with a focus on Oklahoma — land of milk and cookies. And First Americans.
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Wisconsin and its state fruit: the cranberry. Plus poetry!
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on the Pelican state: Louisiana and its unique skyscraper capitol building . Plus poetry!
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Washington and its state waterfall: Palouse Falls. Plus a poetry prompt!
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Wyoming and its state fish: the cutthroat trout. Plus a poetry prompt!
We begin our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on New York and its state bird: the Eastern bluebird.
In this week’s To Bless the Space Between Us, we consider John O’Donohue’s blessings for thresholds, homecomings and states of heart.
Kathryn Neel’s post features Jake Adam York’s poem ‘United States of Barbecue’ and a delicious lemon barbecue sauce recipe coaxed from a secretive chef.
What purposes does the art form of haiku serve best? Christopher Patchel considers this question, with the perspective of a graphic designer.
When Rick Maxson heard his wife singing, in a rare moment of freedom from pain, it needed a poem to hold his wonder. It needed a rondeau.
What poem do you really need to write, but can’t? The hiddenness of the acrostic might be just your poetic ticket. It was for Monica Sharman.
When you’re going round in grief, the rondeau might be your poetic form. Megan Willome found hers at mile 37.
What are the challenges and opportunities of the ghazal? John Drury explores the answers with you, in the rain…
Grief has the quailty of a kaleidoscope. So does the ghazal poem form. Aaron Brown mourns, through the ghazal, his war-torn city in Chad.
Prompted to write a villanelle, Sandra Heska King created a container for sorrow and endings. You could try it, too.
What can you find in a Field Guide? Maybe a poem with a corolla, breaking open. Claire Bateman did.
It’s difficult to tell a story with a sestina. And that’s exactly why Benjamin Myers explored a Muse story with this hard-to-hold form.
What two things must your villanelle have—to make it minimally successful? Find out in this Echo and Narcissus poem from poet John Poch!
The repetitive rural images of the Lake District provided inspiration for Jill Baumgaertner’s “Cumbria Pantoum.” What will inspire yours?