Finding the right tea shop, at the right time, can be a perfect fresh start. Laura Lynn Brown continues her Pittsburgh tea quest with a stop at LaBella’s.
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover heliotrope. Learn cool facts about this delicious color, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
Peter Parker, in “Housman Country: Into the Heart of England,” explains why “A Shropshire Lad” became one of the most popular poetry books of the 20th century.
Humanity earned its wings with a 12-second airplane flight. Imagine yourself as one of our greatest engineering achievements. This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become a flying machine. Join us, animate yourself into a soaring object of flight, and create poetry.
Literacy starts with children’s books. Join the inaugural edition of our children’s book club as we read ‘The Buffalo Storm’ with Megan Willome as our guide.
Memorizing The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock took Sandra Heska King on the road not taken (or, at least less frequently taken) and to memorization of Robert Frost as well.
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, meet fuchsia. Learn cool facts about this hot hot pink, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
Reading “The Courtship of Miles Standish” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow brings memories of childhood, poetry, and history.
SkyMall enabled air travelers to leaf through the pages of a retail fantasy. From curious kitchen tools to ghastly lawn ornaments, it offered everything we could ever imagine or not need. Fly our friendly skies as we remember the legendary in-flight publication and write poetry.
What happens when Callie Feyen goes shopping for bras? With a five-year-old? Only one word for it: Superbuns!
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, meet azure. Learn cool facts about this brilliant blue, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
“The Golden Shovel Anthology” has been published by the University of Arkansas Press to honor poet Gwendolyn Brooks, with a new poetic form.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s interests ranged from the arts to math, science, and everything in between. This week we learn about Leonardo’s notes on flying machines, including The Great Kite. We’ll travel back in time and give him a few pointers as we write poetry.
You can teach children to read and write important high-frequency words by creating “predictable sentence” charts that are personalized for them and their friends. We’re helping you add beautiful art!
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your July pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her July goodreads.
For poet Stephen Murabito, artichokes are a food of regret. Laura Brown prepares them a little differently, with Murabito’s poem “Alone with Artichokes.”
Poets Scott Owens and David Chorlton might rightfully be call “poets of the land” But the lands they immerse themselves in are very different.
Despite his brief life, John Keats wrote words packed with the wisdom and intelligence of many lifetimes. The essence of this is perhaps, found in his letters. Join us as we consider the meaning of Keats’ vale and write some soul-making poetry.