Emily Brontë holds us Spellbound with her poem “The night is darkening round me.” Come dance in the dark with us.
Let’s make poetry Mad Libs! Join us as we fill in the blanks to the beginning of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Renascence.”
The secret of life is found in a sudden line of poetry. Join us as we learn Denise Levertov’s “The Secret” By Heart.
Hate not heat and drought. Join Megan Willome as she learns to love her brown hills by learning a summer Dana Gioia poem By Heart.
The music is loose! Face your fear and learn a poem by A.E. Stallings about listening to “Peter and the Wolf” By Heart.
We’re exploring how to write simple, fun forms. Meet senryu—haiku’s comic cousin. Maybe even haiku’s sarcastic cousin.
Complicated mothers don’t need candles. They need a crystal stair. Join us as we learn Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” By Heart.
Tap your inner songwriter with today’s poetry prompt, featuring the rondelet poem form, with author Megan Willome.
Form poetry for children? Yes! But also for you, at any age. Writing a poem in form can wake up a sleepy idea and make it bright.
Change your heart. Change your mood. Change a day that you have rued. Let’s read “Dust of Snow” then “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes.
What do the thrushes sing? Ah Holy, Holy or Crack! Join us as we learn Charlotte Mew’s poem “I so liked Spring” By Heart.
We have a bit more wintering to do. Do you have your honey? Join us as we learn Sylvia Plath’s poem “Wintering” By Heart.
Let’s step out of our own snow globe and have a mind of winter. Join us in learning Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Snow Man” By Heart.
It’s funny the things we are grateful for, in retrospect. Join us as we learn a poem of gratitude By Heart: “The Good Life” by Tracy K. Smith.
Imagine discovering a treasure—a flower. Who will you tell? Join us and learn “Sea Poppies” by H.D. By Heart.
Love is there — “Somewhere or Other.” Beauty keeps hope alive. Join us and learn a love poem by Christina Rossetti By Heart.
You’d be surprised by what men die for lack of. So, we’re going on a poem hunt to make things better. Plus, we’re learning an Abigail Carroll poem about poetry By Heart.
Do you want to fall in love with poetry? Memorize a poem (or thirty-six). This By Heart column shows how—with time and tea.
Join us and bite into the round jubilance of peaches as we learn Li-Young Lee’s poem “From Blossoms” By Heart.
For this month’s By Heart, we learn a poem about motherhood by Kate Baer, called “Motherload.”