Five additional poems resulted from the Tweetspeak Poetry retreat, with “Flame and Shadow” by Sara Teasdale providing the prompts.
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In August, Tweetspeak Poetry hosted a retreat and undertook the first Tweetspeak Twitter Poetry Party without Twitter. Sara Teasdale provided the prompts.
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.
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.
In today’s A Way With Words, Sara Barkat teaches (and amuses) us with the difference between the homophones faze and phase.
In today’s A Way With Words, Sara Barkat amuses us with the difference between the homophones canon and cannon.
Stuck on a word? There is hope for your writing project with the perfect dictionary to fit your precise need. Sara Barkat has 5 word tools for poets.
SAT questions should test creativity and sense of humor. This one from Sara Barkat certainly does.
An evocative poem analysis focusing on the imagery in Dover Beach. Insightful and intriguing, from student writer Sara Barkat.
An evocative, insightful analysis of Sexton’s “Her Kind, ” from student writer Sara Barkat. Hold on to your hat!
Sara Barkat retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the style of a graphic novel. Can you find a poem in the images?
“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.
“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. […]
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!
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.