When you think of lions, do you think of affection? Come learn about the surprising ways of lions and write a roaring good poem.
Animate: Lions & Lambs Poetry Prompt
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become two fabled mammals at odds— lions & lambs. Whether a powerful, shaggy maned lion or a gentle, nursery-rhyme worthy lamb. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
Poetry Prompt: Behind the Velvet Rope
This week we find ourselves on either side of a legendary barrier and consider its significance. Join the line with us as we create poetry about the velvet rope.
Poetry Prompt: Quiet as Velvet
Learn about poet Elinor Wylie’s brief but soap-opera-worthy life, and read one of her most well-known poems. Then glean inspiration from her style and create your own quiet-as-velvet poem.
Animate: Satin & Velvet Poetry Prompt
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as soft, luxurious satin or velvet. Join us, animate yourself into the hopes, dreams, and potential of these sumptuous fabrics and create poetry.
Poetry Prompt: A Bridge to Life
Bridges can be grand in scale or an unassuming link from one place to the next. Many of us have a favorite. Come read a bridge poem by Marianne Moore and share your own “bridge to life” poems.
Poetry Prompt: A Tunnel to the Underworld
In Greek mythology, Persephone was snatched from the world she knew and taken to the underworld to become the wife of Hades. Come tunnel your way to the underworld with us, in poetry.
Bridge of Love: Poetry Prompt
Love, water, bridges, time: it’s a great poetic tradition to put these elements together. Join us, explore some sample poems, and create your own bridge of love with poetry.
Bridges & Tunnels: Poetry Prompt
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to guide the path of travelers and become Bridges & Tunnels. Join us, animate yourself into a soaring bridge or a passage—and create poetry.
Wishes & Stars Poetry Prompt: Wish
The wishes we make can tell us a little more about ourselves. Think back on that broken wishbone and write poetry on the possibility of a wish.
Animate Poetry Prompt: Stars
In the season of wishes and stars, come animate yourself and speak, poetically, as a star.
Wishes & Stars: Aedh’s Wishes Poetry Prompt
In his classic poem “Aedh Wishes for Heavens Cloths,” Yeats takes us on a voyage through space and into the depths of the heart. Join us while we discuss the poem and what it means to share our wishes and dreams and create poetry.
Boxes & Baskets: Gift Box Poetry Prompt
You find a beautiful gift-wrapped box at your door. Join us this week as we learn a bit about the origins of gift wrapping, find out more about that mysterious gift box you’ve received, and write some poetry.
Boxes & Baskets: Animate Poetry Prompt
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become unique and unusual Boxes & Baskets. Whether a square container or one woven with a handle, adventure awaits. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
Bears & Beasts: Teddy Bear Comfort
Worn down, threadbare, and beloved— the teddy bear is a child’s first buddy. Think back to your childhood and pay homage to the most honored of stuffed animals with poetry.
Bears & Beasts Poetry Prompt: Fairytale Beasts
Fairytales and fables invite us to an imaginary world with clever animals and princes bewitched and transformed into ghastly beasts. Create a beast of your own imagination, one whose story deserves to be told— with poetry.
Bears & Beasts Prompt: The Bestiary
Medieval bestiaries were the National Geographic of their day. Except, some of the bears & beasts were imaginary. Learn about some of the most unique creatures and create your own magnificent beast with poetry.
Bears & Beasts: Animate Poetry Prompt
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to join the wild rumpus and become Bears & Beasts. Imagine the adventures! Join us, animate yourself into a wild animal or a mythical creature, and create poetry. Rawr.
Poetry Prompt: The Reverse Cinquain
We’ve added a little challenge this week as we’re learning to write the reverse cinquain. Hop in and take a ride with us—in reverse gear. It’s going to be fun.
Cinquain Poetry Prompt: The Superposition
From careful study of Japanese poetry like haiku, Adelaide Crapsey crafted the cinquain. Learn about the similarities between the two poetry forms, the “superposition” of poetic elements, and create a cinquain of your own.