Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, finds humor, solace and haiku in the wake of a sinking boat and tragedy avoided.
Poet Laura: Embracing Guilty Pleasures: an Ode to Chocolate
This week our Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, hands you a permission slip to revel in simple (and complex) pleasures like chocolate.
Poet Laura: New Year, New Lists
Dheepa R. Maturi, Poet Laura, ushers in the new year with a thoughtful perspective on resolutions and new year list-making.
Poet Laura: What are we celebrating now?
Poet Laura Dheepa R. Maturi shares a game that brought family, generations (and Jane Austen) together in poignant whimsy.
Poet Laura: Invitation to Lightness from Dheepa Maturi
Meet Tweetspeak’s incoming Poet Laura, Dheepa Maturi, who promises a deep exploration of chocolate and an invitation to walk lightly together.
Poet Laura: Passing on the Laura-ship
Karen Paul Holmes bids farewell as she concludes her term as Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura and passes her Laura-ship on to another.
Poet Laura: Telling Your Story Through Another’s Eyes
Karen Paul Holmes, our Poet Laura, is back with persona poems, a tool poets can use to tell their own stories through the eyes of another.
Poet Laura: Dark Humor & Smarts in the Same Poem
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: Not Your Great-Grandma’s Love Poem
What makes a love poem really work? Karen Paul Holmes breaks it down in this month’s Poet Laura column, featuring a poem by Kory Wells.
Poet Laura: Poems of Identity
Poems of identity can orient us to who we are and who we want to continue to be—even against the odds of unkind or neglectful forces.
Poet Laura: Poetry in Times of Sorrow and Joy
Poetry is there for us in times of sorrow and joy. You step into the poet’s shoes, which makes you feel better, safer, known.
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.
Poet Laura: The How-To Poem
Poetry is a place of learning and exploration, from a poem’s “aha moment” to a how-to poem full of heart. Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shows us how.
Poet Laura: Praise Poems
Karen Paul Holmes invites us to notice the small things and craft our own praise poems. Sample poems included!
Poet Laura: Gratitude + Credo Poems in the New Year
As we embark on 2022, our Poet Laura, Karen Paul Holmes, encourages us to explore gratitude poems that praise everyday goodness + write a credo poem.
Poet Laura: The first poem that broke my heart
Our Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shares the first poem to break her heart. What was the first poem that broke yours?
Poet Laura: Where I’m From
Meet Tweetspeak’s new Poet Laura, who is not named Laura and is not “that kind” of Karen. Karen Paul Holmes introduces herself with a Where I’m From prompt.
50 States of Generosity: West Virginia
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on West Virginia, The Mountain State, where “Mountaineers are Always Free.”
Poet Laura: Passing the Feather Again
Laura Boggess closes out her term as Poet Laura and passes the feather to Tweetspeak’s newest resident poet.
Poet Laura: Replenishing the Imagination
Writers need to fill the imagination tank now and then. Our Poet Laura takes us for a long drive to find a feast for the eyes.