We begin our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on New York and its state bird: the Eastern bluebird.
What do you need to push away from in order to take flight? Join Callie Feyen as she considers resistance as a mighty force that’s not just for the birds.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Darkling Thrush’ By Heart. This poem has it all: desolation, Hope, and ecstatic caroling.
Never mind the naysayers, this is your chance. It’s your turn to fly. Read about the humorous poem, “Darius Green and His Flying Machine” and learn a bit about those who thought flight was for the birds. Preen your feathers and write some high-flying poetry with us!
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Thomas Hardy’s “The Darkling Thrush.”
“Where the Sky Opens” by Laurie Klein shows how poems can help us navigate major life changes.
English Teaching Resources: Poem stacks are good for starting something. Good for jealous days.
In Poets and Poems, we look at Ted Hughes’ “Crow, ” published in 1970, representing a significant shift for the poet and a milestone in 20th century poetry.
Take the Wallace Stevens Walk with us, following the stones engraved with the stanzas of “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” in Hartford, Connecticut.
It’s poetry’s fault, this feathered specificity. Birds can’t be just birds anymore.
Welcome to the poetry classroom! Come discuss “Killdeer.”
For all of her modernist associations, Marianne Moore’s poetry didn’t exactly fit the category. There’s a richness, almost a lushness, in many of her poems that’s absent from the moderns. She ranged over history and literature — Rome and Greece, Britain and Ireland, and America — as well as music and the natural world.
The phoenix is a classic theme in literature, poetry, and music. This week Seth Haines has a poetry prompt with the phoenix and Ani Difranco’s 32 Flavors.
Join Seth Haines for a new poetry prompt on the swallow, from this month’s Swan, Swallow, the Phoenix theme.
Seth Haines kicks off the month of May with a new poetic playlist on our Swans, Swallow, Phoenix theme, and a brand new poetry prompt to boot.
From bees, our recent Twitter poetry party began to transition to swans.
Surreal poems of birds, corsets, a Chinese jar, and love.
The whales, the sea, and the occasional dragonfly and blackbird. Love poems to make you dream.
Hippos, camels, dragon flies, cake? It must be an animal poems party.
Surreal poems on work, love, and the ruby moon.