The music is loose! Face your fear and learn a poem by A.E. Stallings about listening to “Peter and the Wolf” By Heart.
Robert Hudson: What Thomas Merton Had on His Record Player
In “The Monk’s Record Player,” Robert Hudson explains how Bob Dylan influenced Thomas Merton – and defined a moment in America.
Poetry Prompt: Soundtrack of Your Life
Author Callie Feyen invites us to write a poem about the soundtrack of our life and aim at universal themes. Just like on “The OC.”
Reading Generously: ‘Mildred’s Garden’—A Begin Again Story
Begin Again with a love story—”Mildred’s Garden” by Laura Boggess. Even if you don’t like romance, it’s easy to read this book generously.
Poet-a-Day: Meet Rick Maxson
When Rick Maxson heard his wife singing, in a rare moment of freedom from pain, it needed a poem to hold his wonder. It needed a rondeau.
More than a Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen
Songwriter Leonard Cohen is also a poet, and in “Songs and Poems, ” he mixes song lyrics with poetry, suggesting there’s little difference.
Coloring Page Poems: Piano by D. H. Lawrence
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with D. H. Lawrence’s “Piano.”
Poets and Poems: Sarah Blake and “Mr. West”
Poet Sarah Blake wrote 46 poems about rapper Kanye West, an “unauthorized biography” that speaks profoundly about popular culture today.
PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember 2
Join us for part 2 of our PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember. Find an inspiring picture, write a poem, and be spirited away with a familiar song.
PhotoPlay and Prompt: A Ballad to Remember
A timeless ballad can spark a memory. A song can whisk a listener back, & for a moment rewind the clock. Join our PhotoPlay & show us a ballad to remember.
The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist
Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.
Poetry Classroom: Four Sarabandes—Yo-Yo Ma
Come discuss the Yo-Yo Ma section of “Four Sarabandes, ” in today’s poetry classroom.
Poetry Classroom: Iowa Tocatta
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet and professor David Wright. Come discuss “Iowa” at Tweetspeak Poetry.
Poetry Classroom: Violin at Sea
Welcome to the poetry classroom. Today we’re discussing “Violin at Sea.”
Poetry Classroom: Bach Learns to Love the Masses
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom. Today, dip into a poetic fugue.
Write Your First Sestina: It’s a Matter of Pride
The sestina, like a song, helps us say what we want to say without really saying it.