For Earth Day, Dheepa R. Maturi, Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, writes about the benefits of forest bathing and the perils of rainforest sleeping.
National Poetry Month: Mischief Café Prompt
We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with an invitation to The Mischief Café. Join us with cinnamon toast, tea, and poem-writing to get the party started!
Children’s Book Club: Children’s Poetry and What the Heart Knows
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.
Poet Laura: Finding the Right Words + Ars Poetica
As National Poetry Month begins, Karen Paul Holmes draws upon ars poetica and the work of Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky to face this difficult moment.
A Surprise Poetry Stories Collection—Plus, the Giveaway Winner!
We asked people to tell us their poetry stories in poems or prose for a National Poetry Month giveaway. Now we’ve put them in a collection as a surprise!
Road Trip!—Great Poets Read for National Poetry Month
Take a poetic trip with this fine group of talented poets—in a capstone evening reading event for National Poetry Month. Bring your travel mug and keys!
Poet-a-Day: Meet Dheepa Maturi
What if you have no words for a layered, mysterious experience? The ghazal might be just your form. It was for Dheepa Maturi, who speaks through dance.
Poet Laura: National Poetry Month
As Spring blooms, Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, is finding floral and poetic awakening in the garden just in time for National Poetry Month.
National Poetry Month: Giving Gatsby the Green Light
This National Poetry Month, join Tania Runyan to take a poetic twist on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in our in our new book club.
It’s Poem on Your Pillow Day!
Tired after National Poetry Month? Relax with a soft, fluffy pillow and share the joy of poetry. It’s Poem on Your Pillow Day!
National Poetry Month Group Dare: Create a 30-Day Poetry Journal
Celebrate National Poetry Month and Poetic Earth Month with us with a brand new Poetry Dare: Create a 30-day visual poetry journal using poems from Poetry on the Menu or Earth to Poetry.
National Poetry Month: Tony Hoagland and a Stolen Earth + Group Poetry Dare
Tony Hoagland writes words he cannot find, and plays to our baser instincts to call us to greater things in search of a stolen earth.
Poetry Prompt: Cupcake Poems
Join author Callie Feyen as she and her young library patrons imagine up cupcakes to bake for their favorite Mother Goose and fairy tale characters.
National Poetry Month: Tony Hoagland and the Body + Group Poetry Dare
Poems, perhaps more especially now the ones that talk about bodies, have the means to calm and they make me grateful, like Hoagland, “for the lives I / never have to live again.”
5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Poet in a Cupcake Day!
Today is Poet in a Cupcake Day, a delicious way to cap off the first week of National Poetry Month and the last day of Take Your Poet to School Week.
National Poetry Month: Writing Down the Words from Tony Hoagland + Group Dare
This National Poetry Month, we invite you to a group Poetry Dare, reading a single poet all month long and writing poems longhand or creating a collage inspired by the poems. LW Willingham leads the way, with Tony Hoagland.
It’s Take Your Poet to School Week!
Join teachers, students and librarians around the globe to kick off National Poetry Month with the fun and delight of Take Your Poet to School Week, including our favorites, Talk Like a Poet Day and Poet in a Cupcake Day!
Top 10 Totally Fun Teaching Ideas for National Poetry Month
You’ve got the whole month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. We’ve got the cut ‘n color poets and top 10 teaching ideas—for you to make it the most fun and informative thirty days ever!
A Publishing Opportunity for Our Patrons
This National Poetry Month, we’re going to combine our 30 Days of poem-making with another organization’s effort: The Drawdown EcoChallenge. Here’s how to participate—and maybe get published.
Poetic Earth Month—30 Days, 30 Poems Challenge
This April, join the Tweetspeak Community in a Poetic Earth Month 30 Days, 30 Poems Challenge! With two ways to take the challenge, it’s simple and soul-enriching. Choose one, or mix it up. Then tell the community what you’re doing, and share your poem-ing along the way.