Karen Paul Holmes, our Poet Laura, is back with persona poems, a tool poets can use to tell their own stories through the eyes of another.
In this month’s columns from Karen Paul Holmes, our Poet Laura invites us to write a dark humor poem using a sample Rupert Fike poem.
What makes a love poem really work? Karen Paul Holmes breaks it down in this month’s Poet Laura column, featuring a poem by Kory Wells.
Poems of identity can orient us to who we are and who we want to continue to be—even against the odds of unkind or neglectful forces.
Poetry is there for us in times of sorrow and joy. You step into the poet’s shoes, which makes you feel better, safer, known.
As National Poetry Month begins, Karen Paul Holmes draws upon ars poetica and the work of Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky to face this difficult moment.
Poetry is a place of learning and exploration, from a poem’s “aha moment” to a how-to poem full of heart. Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shows us how.
Karen Paul Holmes invites us to notice the small things and craft our own praise poems. Sample poems included!
As we embark on 2022, our Poet Laura, Karen Paul Holmes, encourages us to explore gratitude poems that praise everyday goodness + write a credo poem.
Our Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shares the first poem to break her heart. What was the first poem that broke yours?
Meet Tweetspeak’s new Poet Laura, who is not named Laura and is not “that kind” of Karen. Karen Paul Holmes introduces herself with a Where I’m From prompt.
From the first poem that broke her heart, all the way to Tracy K. Smith’s “The Slowdown,” it’s been a fulfilling (and surprising) poetry journey for Karen Paul Holmes.