Let’s play The Excuse Me Game to avoid the tragedy of becoming “only one thing” and losing ourselves and our possibilities due to a failure of imagination.
Sandra Heska King continues her poetry memorization journey by committing Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias.”
There are two love stories we’re honored to share with a world that needs love. Come learn the secret (and join in a few congratulations!).
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a satin bow. 🙂
Quiet, now. Let’s bundle up and pay attention. Join us as we read Jane Yolen’s “Owl Moon” with Megan Willome as our guide.
Take a little dip into poetry with us, and enjoy some favorites from our daily sharing of Every Day Poems selections on Twitter, line by single line.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as soft, luxurious satin or velvet. Join us, animate yourself into the hopes, dreams, and potential of these sumptuous fabrics and create poetry.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your January pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her January good reads.
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover zaffre. Learn facts about this brilliant, “pre-scientific” color, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
Come laugh with us as we wrap up our book club discussion of Dacher Keltner’s Born to Be Good.
Bridges can be grand in scale or an unassuming link from one place to the next. Many of us have a favorite. Come read a bridge poem by Marianne Moore and share your own “bridge to life” poems.
By Hand is a monthly prompt focused on freeing our words by using our hands. This month, we’re exploring pruning as craeft with Megan Willome as our guide.
We announce the winner of this year’s Poetry for Life Scholarship, Maria A. Esguerra.
In Greek mythology, Persephone was snatched from the world she knew and taken to the underworld to become the wife of Hades. Come tunnel your way to the underworld with us, in poetry.
Literacy specialist Callie Feyen says the best way to help children write is first to listen.
Sandra Heska King has all the adventure—and alligators—she could ever want right in her own backyard, in the Everglades.
Love, water, bridges, time: it’s a great poetic tradition to put these elements together. Join us, explore some sample poems, and create your own bridge of love with poetry.
We celebrated Poetry at Work this week in libraries, theatres, coffee shops, and government offices. We celebrated on ships, in the street, and probably even on the moon.