Far from the girl from Nantucket, this collection of Top 10 Limericks from our community features iguanas, a ’74 Barracuda, and a bonus letter from Santa (on Spain).
What does a person read when a whole books feels like too great a commitment? This is what poems are for (well, one thing).
Once told he had only months to live, Clive James wrote a book of poetry. The months became years, and now he’s written another, “Injury Time.”
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.
Let’s play The Excuse Me Game to avoid the tragedy of becoming “only one thing” and losing ourselves and our possibilities due to a failure of imagination.
Sandra Heska King continues her poetry memorization journey by committing Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias.”
There are two love stories we’re honored to share with a world that needs love. Come learn the secret (and join in a few congratulations!).
“Grief Is the Thing with Feathers” by British author Max Porter is officially a novel, but it could also be poetry, or something else. And it’s wonderful.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a satin bow. 🙂
Quiet, now. Let’s bundle up and pay attention. Join us as we read Jane Yolen’s “Owl Moon” with Megan Willome as our guide.
Take a little dip into poetry with us, and enjoy some favorites from our daily sharing of Every Day Poems selections on Twitter, line by single line.
“One Million Tiny Cuts” by poet Matt Duggan is a bold, angry collection of poems, full of vivid images and metaphors, and a kind of fist raised at society.
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.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your January pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her January good reads.
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover zaffre. Learn facts about this brilliant, “pre-scientific” color, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
Come laugh with us as we wrap up our book club discussion of Dacher Keltner’s Born to Be Good.
“Night Sky with Exit Wounds” by Ocean Vuong has won the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize. It is a stunning, haunting, and disquieting collection.
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.