“Everything to Nothing” by Geert Buelens provides a fascinating look into the breadth and depth of the role poetry played in World War I.
Join us as we explore the poem “Lift Not the Painted Veil Which Those Who Live” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Think of a response to his message and write it as a poem.
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing—in poems, paragraphs, or pictures. This month, we’re crafting thank-you’s to Toys.
Did you commit “The Stolen Child” for National Poetry Month? Even if you didn’t, this fun quiz will delight (and teach you a few things about the poem).
Helping a child learn to read doesn’t require jumping from an airplane. Donna Falcone says you can start with the simple act of play—and other surprising ways.
“Les Fauves,” the newest collection of poetry by Barbara Crooker, is inspired by the paintings of the Fauvism movement, especially those of Henri Matisse.
If you’re running low on limerick ideas, then look no further than the always enchanting animal kingdom. Come write with about your pets (or the circus) with us!
Reading teacher Callie Feyen has been curious if recklessness can be used to learn, or, perhaps more radically, if recklessness is in fact needed to learn. Watch out, then, for baseball in the library!
Laura Lynn Brown’s tea quest in Pittsburgh continues, with a stop at Arnold’s Tea House to sample Dragonwell green tea.
We wrap up our group reading of The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris, considering the patience of water and things to which we will give long years of our lives.
Dave Malone may write about his beloved Missouri Ozarks, but the poems he writes are universal, and about family, friends, and geography.
While we are often audience to the peculiarities or bizarre habits of the relatives, an opportunity to write a limerick about them might only come once in a lifetime. Here’s your chance.
Literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group discusses an author’s platform, self-publishing, and the state of the publishing industry today.
Why should National Poetry Month be oh-so-predictable? Here are 5 sparkling ways to add a little shine to April.
This month we’re reading The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris together. Join us for a conversation about wishes and curses and, of course, swans (and maybe write a poem to the fairy tale).
Literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group discusses his job, how he became involved in publishing, and publishers’ expectations of authors.
From its boisterous beginnings, the poetic form of the limerick lends itself to all kinds of unseemly possibility. Here’s your opportunity to be just a little undignified and write an irreverent limerick. Join us!
Each month, we slip a few poetic thank you notes to unlikely recipients: potatoes, evergreens, candles, ice. Looking over the past few months, here are just a few of our favorite thank you notes. Thank you for writing them! Or snapping a thankful picture.