Ghost apples, Oscars for books, the poetry of disengagement and the first lines of things. It’s a new edition of the long lost Top 10 Poetic Picks.
With his stories of Middle-earth, J.R.R. Tolkien gave us a legacy of abounding creativity and imagination, explaining how myths are made.
What would you do if your crayons left you angry notes? Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Sandra Heska King finds her creativity in the color chartreuse. What color is your creativity?
Bethany Rohde and her daughter Dot find creativity and community in the Children’s Storybook Garden in Arlington, Washington.
Can being distracted make you a better writer? Charity Singleton Craig explores the ways we can use our distractions to fuel creativity and even improve our writing.
As we wrap up our book club discussion of Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It, Ian Leslie has 7 ways to stay curious.
Curiosity thrives in the sweet spot Ian Leslie calls the “curiosity zone,” right between what you already know and knowing too much. Follow along in our Curious book club.
Curiosity may have killed that one cat, but it’s likely more vital than dangerous. Our new book club explores Ian Leslie’s Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends
Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday, using your hands to help your head, Ohio’s new poet laureate and radiologist in chief. Our Top 10 Poetic Picks is back.
What feels like writer’s block might just be giving up too soon. Charity Singleton Craig challenges writers to use persistence toward better creativity.
Did Allen Ginsberg howl or throw the first pitch. Push yourself or forgive yourself? Cognitive bias or creativity boost? It’s our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Working from home has its perks, but can also have its downside, like professional loneliness. Charity Singleton Craig—and Hemingway—have thoughts on that.
Walking makes you creative, reading makes you happy, publishing makes you tense and Harper Lee makes you appreciate a good editor. It’s our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Would imposing constraints help or hinder your creativity? Charity Singleton Craig explores both sides of working inside and thinking outside the box.
Former teen poet becomes President. Poetry is dead, again? Elastic ekphrastics and the challenges of diversity in publishing. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
What if we took our brains off ‘high alert’ and thought long enough to develop an original idea? Our discussion of A More Beautiful Question concludes today.
Writing conferences pert’near South Dakota, making carrots into clarinets, art you can’t see unless it’s raining. It has to be our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
In this week’s book club discussion of Warren Berger’s ‘A More Beautiful Question, ‘ we consider how to improve our questions before we jump to answer them.
Think you can do your work in your sleep? Warren Berger suggests that we might do our best creative thinking when we’re asleep. Join us for our A More Beautiful Question book club discussion.