William Stafford had a unique poetic voice that transcended literary movements. “Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems” provides a window into that voice.
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To accompany the sudden rush of spring, Kathryn Neel pairs a recipe for blackberry cobbler with William Stafford’s poem “Blackberries Are Back”
Start a new ritual! Join us on a new reading journey as we read wisdom to each other with poet William Stafford as our guide and declarer.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton lets William Stafford’s poem “What’s in Your Journal” build a foundation of images and metaphors to talk poetry with children.
As a boy Ebeneezer Scrooge was reading generously—so can we. Come along as we launch into 2021 with a new reading roundup column.
What do you read when you can’t? This month’s ‘A Ritual to Read to Each Other’ column explores how to begin again.
Stand with those who fight: Shakespeare, Bach, and Meg Murry. Join our October book club as we read Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’
What makes a story true? We head west for our A Ritual to Read column and enter the river of mystery that is ‘A River Runs Through It.’
Imagine Rumi as a rapper. Or Mac Miller as a mystic. Megan Willome explores the similarities between these two artists in our monthly column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other.
Author Megan Willome considers what mysteries and monsters have in common during her monthly reading roundup, A Ritual to Read to Each Other.
Author Megan Willome reads poetry during the pandemic and finds new focus by absorbing the loveliness of unexpected words.
Join author Megan Willome as she plunges into Ted Chiang’s ‘The Great Silence,’ with a parrot as a guide, just in time for Poetic Earth Month.
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.
In the dramatic escape scene of a children’s story, we discover important truths about staying awake to our lives and the world around us. Join us for the latest installment in our book club discussion of The Silver Chair.
Join author Megan Willome as she reads classics in the new column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other. What beloved book or poem do you want to protect?
What we remember can be the key to finding our way, completing a task, maybe even saving the world. Join us for our new book club, where remembering is the way through the dark: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.
Join author Megan Willome in the new column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other, and consider what you might read to a giant dangerous and dying spider?
Poetry, poetry. Oh, great poetry. This is the mantra of many who love the form, but it’s sometimes good to remind ourselves that, in and of itself, there is no purity to poetry. The bad actor can use it, as well as the good.
This week we’re spending time in our notebooks tracing the lines of connection, the poems we can’t forget, the books we always return to, reflecting on their influence on our poetry—and maybe sharing a poem to illustrate.
We celebrated another day of Random Acts of Poetry, delighted by poems chalked and inked and memorized and read aloud in the public square. How did you spend the day?