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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen Paul Holmes invites us to notice the small things and craft our own praise poems. Sample poems included!
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.
Our Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shares the first poem to break her heart. What was the first poem that broke yours?
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.
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on West Virginia, The Mountain State, where “Mountaineers are Always Free.”
Laura Boggess closes out her term as Poet Laura and passes the feather to Tweetspeak’s newest resident poet.
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.
Join Laura Boggess and Natalie Goldberg and Emma Lazarus for deep listening with a Brown Thrasher amidst the dog days of summer.
The butterfly heralds the arrival of summer and invites childlike wonder. Our Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, shares a butterfly story and three butterfly poems.
As our worlds begin to reopen, the brain fog, fatigue, and discomfort can linger. Our Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, helps us reemerge with the fireflies.
For Arbor Day, our Poet Laura reflects on the company of trees and a way of nurturing them from their infancy as backyard volunteers.
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.
Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, spends Mardi Gras without power but offers up a chocolate sonnet after a gift from her chocolate patron.
This month, our intrepid Poet Laura visits chickens on a chilly day, bearing delicious grapes and heartfelt sonnets.
As we leave 2020, our Poet Laura reflects on the generosity of the earth to her inhabitants, and considers ways to give back to the earth. Earth poetry included!
Can a poem be generous? Our Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, considers the generosity of gifting a poem, whether crafted or curated, to another.