Poetry at Work Day is coming January 14, 2014. To launch this year’s celebration, we’re releasing our brand new 2014 Poetry at Work Day infographic.
Take the Wallace Stevens Walk with us, following the stones engraved with the stanzas of “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” in Hartford, Connecticut.
The 1888 popular poem “Casey at the Bat” has much to teach us about the over-confidence and pride that leads to failure at work.
Street photography, Jane Austen summer camp, what poetry, science and Twinkies have in common. It’s this week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks: The Twinkie Edition.
From Neruda driving the morning commute to T.S. Eliot settling down for a good night’s sleep, we celebrated Take Your Poet to Work Day around the world. Enjoy a recap of our favorite images and tweets.
Ava Leavell Haymon was recently named Louisiana’s poet laureate. Walter Bargen, a former poet laureate for Missouri, has some insights into what that means.
Wednesday, July 17, is Take Your Poet to Work Day. Our infographic has 6 easy ways you can celebrate the day.
Ever wish you could take your favorite poet to work? Now you can. Edgar Allan Poe joins our featured poets for Take Your Poet to Work Day on July 17.
Like all work, the work of electronic communications contains an inherent poetry, perhaps several inherent “poetries.”
I was part of an interview team, talking individually with four candidates for a communication research job. Human Resources had provided us with a set of “behavioral interview” questions, which meant we would be asking things like “What’s the biggest failure you’ve ever experienced?” and “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” We followed […]
Take your favorite poet with you to work for Take Your Poet to Work Day coming up July 17. This week we’re featuring Sara Teasdale.
A random selection of people in an airport security line becomes the occasion for two strangers to create a poem of chance, understanding, and meaning.
A daily commute to work is filled with the poetry of Dickinson, Eliot, Homer, the Romantics, and the 18th century Age of Reason, in one short six-mile ride.
I’m likely to date myself here, but when I first worked for a large organization, one of the most important documents one could be given was the organization chart. The chart made sense of the organization, in this case a large corporation. It demonstrated order, logic, rationality, and control. It provided a compass or map, […]
Poetry at work? Yes, look for it especially in a crisis. Finding the poetry will suggest the path forward.
When considering how to start a catered meal, it’s best to start with dessert, and seek the poetic details in the sweetness.
A poet was asked to create a celebration for a company that was to be spun off as a separate organization.
Poetry can be used for creativity at work in three ways: to restore, to clarify, to organize.
A curious combination of television and poetry helped change an industry. I was having trouble finishing a speech. And it wasn’t just any speech but a rather significant departure for the company. It would have one of two outcomes. Either the company executive giving it would “elect to pursue career opportunities elsewhere” (companies rarely “fire” […]
A secretary at work once stopped me outside my office. “People are worried about you, ” she said. “Me?” I asked. “Why?” “You’re walking the hallways, mumbling to yourself. People are noticing.” I stared for a moment, and then I understood. “I’m writing a speech, ” I said. “It’s a restless activity for me. I […]