We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on the Pelican state: Louisiana and its unique skyscraper capitol building . Plus poetry!
Author Tania Runyan played with the prompts in ‘How to Write a Form Poem’ and wrote a triolet, rondel & rondelet in 1 day. Difficult, but fun!
“Dense Poems & Socratic Light” by John Martin Finlay is the best collection of the poet’s published and unpublished work available.
What purposes does the art form of haiku serve best? Christopher Patchel considers this question, with the perspective of a graphic designer.
Do you love toddlers, even in the throes of rage? Then you’ll love Trixie and “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems. Join us for Children’s Book Club.
When Rick Maxson heard his wife singing, in a rare moment of freedom from pain, it needed a poem to hold his wonder. It needed a rondeau.
Bethany Rohde stays in a scene for the smoothing of edges in her latest postcard to you, from Burrow & Meadow.
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What poem do you really need to write, but can’t? The hiddenness of the acrostic might be just your poetic ticket. It was for Monica Sharman.
Join Charity Singleton Craig in our next book club, Grammar for a Full Life, and explore the ways language, and grammar in particular, can enrich our experiences and well-being.
When you’re going round in grief, the rondeau might be your poetic form. Megan Willome found hers at mile 37.
“How to Write a Form Poem” by Tania Runyan is a guide to 10 poetic forms. It also stands as an ode to poetry.
We asked people to tell us their poetry stories in poems or prose for a National Poetry Month giveaway. Now we’ve put them in a collection as a surprise!
What are the challenges and opportunities of the ghazal? John Drury explores the answers with you, in the rain…
What have you been trying to tell yourself? Callie Feyen finds patterns, threads, and whispers in an old journal and “Kristin Lavransdatter.”
Grief has the quailty of a kaleidoscope. So does the ghazal poem form. Aaron Brown mourns, through the ghazal, his war-torn city in Chad.
In her new edition, Tania Runyan says ‘The Great Gatsby’ might as well be poetry. Megan Willome puts that assertion to the poetic test.
Prompted to write a villanelle, Sandra Heska King created a container for sorrow and endings. You could try it, too.
For Arbor Day, our Poet Laura reflects on the company of trees and a way of nurturing them from their infancy as backyard volunteers.
What can you find in a Field Guide? Maybe a poem with a corolla, breaking open. Claire Bateman did.