Writing a lot of poems on a single subject can surprise the writer with unexpected gifts. Find out what Megan Willome learned while writing 30+ crow poems.
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!
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.
Illustrator Hasani Browne grew up on an island before moving to Brooklyn (on Long Island). Both places inspire her art in their own ways!
Is your story not working? Try rescuing a story through poetry! That’s what happened when a dog named Rascal met a ghazal.
Children’s poetry speaks to the child within us. Join us as we read Joyce Sidman’s “What the Heart Knows” for National Poetry Month.
“Rainbow Crow” by Megan Willome and illustrated by Hasani Browne tells crow stories in poetry for young readers.
Why learn nursery rhymes? For the jokes! Join our Children’s Book Club as we read “And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon.”
Strap on your space pod and zoom beyond counting as our Children’s Book Club reads “Hello Numbers! What Can You Do?”
Savor the summer with author Megan Willome as she learns Margaret Wise Brown’s poem “Song of Summer” By Heart.
Author Megan Willome takes poetry advice from Winnie-the-Pooh and revises a poem.
Author Megan Willome takes a trip to the library with Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye. Refreshments will be served.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns Jane Taylor’s “The Star” By Heart and gets a little twinkly. Lil Wayne sings along.
Author Laura Brown discusses how curiosity deepens friendship, using the children’s book “Can I Touch Your Hair: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship.”
Tis the season for basketball! Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of Kwame Alexander’s novel told through poems, ‘The Crossover.’
S’more time! Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of a collection of camping poems called ‘Toasting Marshmallows’ by Kristine O’Connell George.
Celebrate International Haiku Day with Megan Willome and Sydell Rosenberg’s ‘H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z.’