In May, we reviewed Kingdom Come: Poems by John Estes here at TweetSpeak. He’s a fine poet, and we’re rather enthusiastic about his new collection. John is doing a reading tour. If you happen to be in Colorado, Kansas or Nebraska, you might have an opportunity to hear him read from Kingdom Comes. Here’s the […]
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“Kingdom Come: Poems” by John Estes
In 2009, we reviewed here a chapbook published by poet John Estes entitled Breakfast with Blake at the Lacoon. In the review we said that Estes effectively evoked a sense of both the literary and everyday reality. That same characteristic is true of his first collection of poems, Kingdom Come: Poems, published by CR Press, […]
The Poems of John Estes
Estes’ poems evoke a sense of the literary and of everyday reality. He ranges from Virgil to a one-armed, drunken grandfather, and the art of Brueghel.
Twitter Party TONIGHT, Tuesday, 9 pm EST
At this month’s Twitter poetry party, you’ll get the chance to write with poet John Estes.
Poets and Poems
Poets and poems We feature a variety of articles on contemporary and historical poets. We also have a wonderful collection of poems—from haiku, sonnets, and villanelles to sestinas, pantoums, Twitter poems and more. Great for personal enjoyment, sharing, or using as teaching tools. Poems & Themes Adam & Eve Poems Alien Poems Americana Poems Angel […]
This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks
The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Kimberlee Conway Ireton.
Angels: A Writer’s Contingency
Rilke also famously said, upon quitting therapy, that he did not want to chase away his demons lest his angels flee him too.
What is Poetry: Last Word (at least for now)
What is poetry? A shot in some dark, a walk in some woods, a maker’s feel for the material at hand, an intuition of what is needed?
The Kingdom Comes III
Below are five additional poems from our recent poetry jam on Twitter. I call these our Kansas phase. All prompts came from Kingdom Come: Poems by John Estes. The Kingdom Comes III By @llbarkat, @SandraHeskaKing, @gyoung9751, @jestes, @Doallas, @jejpoet, @CeliaNickel1, @togetherforgood, @PensieveRobin, @kellysauer, @sethhaines, @theeagleacademy, @mdgoodyear, and @elizabethesther. Edited by @gyoung9751. I came to Kansas […]
The Kingdom Comes II
Here are the next six poems taken from our recent TweetSpeak Poetry jam on Twitter. All the prompts were lines from Kingdom Come: Poems by John Estes. The Kingdom Comes II By @llbarkat, @SandraHeskaKing, @gyoung9751, @jestes, @Doallas, @jejpoet, @CeliaNickel1, @togetherforgood, @PensieveRobin, @kellysauer, @sethhaines, @theeagleacademy, @mdgoodyear, and @elizabethesther. Edited by @gyoung9751. I sailed a galleon, a […]
The Kingdom Comes I
This past Tueday, TweetSpeak Poetry hosted another poetry jam on Twitter. Fourteen intrepid souls participated, jamming to the prompts from Kingdom Come: Poems by John Estes. And the poet himself joined us, and at the end offered this observation: “The poetry-tweet-jam is a thing like no other. An exquisite corpse on ritalin. Nice invention.” We […]
Meet Our Team
L.L. Barkat, Founder, Tweetspeak Poetry, T. S. Poetry Press, Every Day Poems, and Poetic Earth Month I’m a former English and elementary educator, K-12 certified, who believes in the heart of a teacher and the soul of a student. With expertise in literacy development and a strong interest in early childhood math education, I’m currently […]
Dreams & Imaginings: Trail Tags
Author Megan Willome’s dream to earn more trail tags gets interrupted by lightning—and she ponders where to go from here.
By Heart: “Peace” by Sara Teasdale + New Kenyon “Let Evening Come” Challenge
Looking for peace? Find it in this month’s By Heart column, in which we wrap up our memorization of Sara Teasdale’s “Peace” and learn some surprising memory techniques.