In this month’s columns from Karen Paul Holmes, our Poet Laura invites us to write a dark humor poem using a sample Rupert Fike poem.
Poet Laura: To the Moon, Poetry!
Should the Poet Laura leave poems about Chicago or New York on the moon? Let the pizza decide.
Poet Laura: Life is Like a Box of Chocolate Poems
In this month’s column, inaugural Poet Laura Tania Runyan nibbles around the edges of the chocolate poem box and comes up with some thoughtful delights.
Poetry Prompt: Cookie Poems
What’s the best cookie you ever ate? Why was it so good? Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt about cookies and a couple of fantastic friends.
Afternoon Tea (and Poetry) with Tracy K. Smith’s podcast “The Slowdown”
When author Megan Willome needs an afternoon pick-me-up, she cues up ‘The Slowdown’ with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
Writing Prompt: Play With Your Food
Creative nonfiction writer, Callie Feyen, takes help from poet Tania Runyan to write food poetry. Come along and craft your own poem or story—purple carrots optional!
Eating and Drinking Poems: Anne Overstreet’s “Under Heaven”
Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet’s “Under Heaven” in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Stephen Murabito’s “Alone with the Artichokes”
For poet Stephen Murabito, artichokes are a food of regret. Laura Brown prepares them a little differently, with Murabito’s poem “Alone with Artichokes.”
Eating and Drinking Poems: Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil”
Laura Lynn Brown offers a reflection on Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil” and a tasty recipe of white beans with sage to go with it.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Storytelling and Luci Shaw’s “Eating the Whole Egg”
Any family story has multiple versions: what I remember, what you remember, what really happened. Laura Brown reflects on truth, fact, and the whole egg.
Eating & Drinking Poems: Savoring Succotash
Is succotash something to be suffered or savored? Laura Lynn Brown offers a warm reflection on the dish, with a savory succotash poem and Thanksgiving recipes.
Thank You Notes: Potatoes, Parsnips, and Other Root Vegetables
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing. This month, we’re crafting thank-you’s to potatoes, parsnips, and other root vegetables.
Circus & Carnival Poetry Prompt: Deep Fried and On a Stick
This week’s Circus & Carnival poetry prompt celebrates a guilty pleasure: Carnival food. Where else can you write a poem about corn dogs?
Poetry Prompt: Cookie of Good Fortune
We think every cookie is full of good luck. Especially when they’re chocolate chip! Join our poetry prompt & bake up your own cookie of good fortune.
Bread, Pastries, & Pies: Photo Play 2
Explore the Photo Play 2 contributions from our community. Share your made-from-scratch poem inspired by all the different Bread, Pastries, & Pies you see.
Photo Play: Bread, Pastries, and Pies
Food photography can be poetry for the eyes, especially when its Bread, Pastries, & Pies. Join us as we pass around the baked goods. It’s Photo Play time!
Bread, Pastries, Pies Playlist & Prompt
This month’s playlist is a mouth-watering buffet of sweet musical delights. Listen along, share a pastry poem, and think about your New Year’s diet later.
Eating and Drinking Poems: May Swenson’s “Strawberrying”
In honor of the last days of summer, Kathryn Neel shares an old family recipe for strawberry ice cream to go with May Swenson’s poem, “Strawberrying.”
Eating and Drinking Poems: Seamus Heaney’s ‘Oysters’
As you read Seamus Heaney’s poem “Oysters, ” perhaps you, too, will start to feel the pull of the tides in each salty bite.
Eating & Drinking Poems: Jake York’s ‘United States of Barbecue’
Kathryn Neel’s post features Jake Adam York’s poem ‘United States of Barbecue’ and a delicious lemon barbecue sauce recipe coaxed from a secretive chef.