We’re exploring how to write simple, fun forms. Meet senryu—haiku’s comic cousin. Maybe even haiku’s sarcastic cousin.
Tap your inner songwriter with today’s poetry prompt, featuring the rondelet poem form, with author Megan Willome.
The diamante poem has a shape that illustrates the connection between opposites. Learn how to write a diamante with this fun explanation + poetry prompt!
There is a pig who is Some Pig, whose name is not Wilbur. It’s “Babe,” by Dick King-Smith. Join us for our Children’s Book Club.
The clerihew is a form poem that “has rhyme and attitude.” Learn how to write a clerihew with this fun explanation + poetry prompt!
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.
Is your story not working? Try rescuing a story through poetry! That’s what happened when a dog named Rascal met a ghazal.
Truth, beauty, and science co-exist in magical ways in Tony M. Marzluff’s “In the Company of Crows and Ravens.”
Join author Megan Willome as she learns William Blake’s ‘The Tyger’ By Heart. And shares a tiger poem by Newbery-winner Nancy Willard too.
Join author Megan Willome for Children’s Book Club, in which she learns why bunnies are way scarier than tigers in ‘Fear the Bunny.’ (This picture book not approved by William Blake.)
Poetry, music, and cowpunchers took the stage for “A Cowboy’s Night in old Texas.” Megan Willome wore her red boots.
This Halloween, your black cat can be the instrument of vengeance in the Poe story, or the amber-eyed feline in the poem by Rilke. Or it can be like Kiddy.
Poets have their own sort of economy—they harvest words. Join us as we read Leo Lionni’s classic fable “Frederick” with Megan Willome as our guide.
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!
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with William Blake’s “TheTyger.”
Is the hustle and bustle of city life for you, or do you prefer the quiet, laid-back lifestyle of the country? Join us as we glean from the perspective of the town mouse and the country mouse with poetry.
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Christina Rossetti’s “Brother Bruin.”
Behold the spectacle of exotic animals from the four corners of the world. Join us under the big top for this week’s poetry prompt about circus animals.
The poems of “Terrapin and Other Poems” by Wendell Berry contain an essential and childlike innocence; the illustrations by Tom Pohrt match that innocence.
There are many wonders in a dog’s mind. Join us for this week’s poetry prompt: My Dog Day. Now’s your chance to live a dog’s life, if only for a day.