Poems on the Writing Life start with life—whether real or imagined. Take a walk with author Callie Feyen and find your “writing life” poems!
Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt as she considers the many ways (some mathematical) to say, “I love you.”
Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt as she thinks about an idea for teaching, but chooses instead to pick hydrangeas.
Callie Feyen’s year-long “reading Shakespeare” experience takes her to King Lear, and the moment of crossing the place where mystery and empathy intersect.
Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt about an unexpected emergence and what to do now with this plague and need.
The big things in our lives can often be best written by focusing on small things. Join us for a poetry prompt about how to say it plainly.
Emily Dickinson and a group of young divers help Callie Feyen by the side of the pool as she ponders how to go about finishing a poem.
What magic can you find in your ordinary life, during ordinary time? Join Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt about the magic in the ordinary.
Callie Feyen finds poetry for the crisis, both external and internal. Join her for a summer poetry prompt about what to do besides worry.
What stories does your name hold, and how do they shape who you are and how you live? Join Callie Feyen for a name poems prompt.
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores what it means to open ourselves up in this world. Just like the peonies.
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores ways of giving and receiving with creative nonfiction as a guide.
As the world begins to reopen, Callie Feyen explores the ways we protect ourselves, and the ways we can begin coming back to life.
What have you been trying to tell yourself? Callie Feyen finds patterns, threads, and whispers in an old journal and “Kristin Lavransdatter.”
What fragments of love can you find (and write about) from what’s left now? Callie Feyen uses a poem by Marjorie Maddox for inspiration.
Think the acrostic poem is too cute? Think again. Join Callie Feyen and Tania Runyan and see how risky the form can be.
Join Callie Feyen and walk a spiral staircase with Tania Runyan, poet and author of “How to Write a Form Poem,” in order to understand the sestina.
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
In honor of Beverly Cleary, author Callie Feyen reminisces about her first encounter with Newbery-award winner “Dear Mr. Henshaw.”
Join author Callie Feyen as she acknowledges some beastly feelings, and through the gift of small things, turns them into poetry.