Poetry, poetry. Oh, great poetry. This is the mantra of many who love the form, but it’s sometimes good to remind ourselves that, in and of itself, there is no purity to poetry. The bad actor can use it, as well as the good.
Announcing a Beautiful Poetic Climate Book: Earth to Poetry
We wanted to help creative teachers find a way to integrate climate into their subject areas in a poetic fashion. The result? Earth to Poetry.
Between Friends: Poetry as Shorthand
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From Mountain to Mountain: The Power of Poetry for People Affected by Trauma
Poet James Elsaesser, of the DASI Prevention Team in New Jersey, discusses the power of poetry to move people affected by trauma from mountain to mountain.
By Heart: “Let Evening Come” + New Frost “Stopping by Woods” Challenge
The nights are short and sometimes the holidays are hard. Find comfort in this month’s By Heart column, in which we wrap up our memorization of Jane Kenyon’s “Let Evening Come.”
A Not So Random Act of Poetry: The Red Brick Poetry Box
Put up a poetry box and participate in Random Acts of Poetry Day, October 3. Red Brick Poetry in Crafton, Pennsylvania, leads the way.
Poetry for Life Scholarship Winner: Maria A. Esguerra
We announce the winner of this year’s Poetry for Life Scholarship, Maria A. Esguerra.
More Poetry, Less Stress—5 Helpful Tips
Can poetry help you reduce stress? L.L. Barkat has 5 helpful tips to practice more poetry, less stress.
Poetry for Life Scholarship Winner: Teja Dupree, of Johns Hopkins University
Meet Teja Dupree, college sophomore from Woodbridge, Virginia, who is the 2017 winner of our Poetry for Life Scholarship.
How to Keep Poetry Alive: Use The Growth Model
Literacy doesn’t end with invitations, nor maturity. To keep literacy alive, we can use The Growth Model of Education.
A Window into Poetry and Change with Jane Hirshfield
In times of great change – political, social, economic – we turn to poetry to make sense of what seems nonsensical, to comfort, to explain, says poet Jane Hirshfield.
O Me, O, Miami: Expanding the Literary Culture of a Region One Poem at a Time
What if you had a goal for every person in your city to encounter a poem all in one month. Where would you start? O, Miami Poetry Festival, for one.
Poets and Poems: Tina Barry and “Mall Flower”
In “Mall Flower, ” poet and writer Tina Barry combines poetry and short fiction to tell the story of a life – childhood, youth, and adulthood.
The Joy of Poetry: As Much as She Could Carry
Enjoy an excerpt of the newest title from T. S. Poetry Press, The Joy of Poetry: How to Keep, Save & Make Your Life with Poems.
Celebrating National Poetry Month: The Joy of Poetry
Besides all the free National Poetry Month gifts and inspirational invitations, we’ve got a surprise we can’t wait to share with you. The Joy of Poetry.
3 Cool Ways to Increase Your Poetry Reading
If poetry makes you a better writer and reader, maybe you should read more poetry. Use these three methods to increase your poetry reading.
Poetry for Life: Mind’s Eye Poetry – Rewriting Dementia
Mind’s Eye Poetry connects with dementia patients, engaging their minds and memories to create poems on the spot.
Poetry for Life: Poems on the Underground
“Poems on the Underground” collects some 230 poems which have been posted on the London Underground since 1986.
Poetry for Life: Transport It—on Seattle Buses
Seattle’s Poetry on Buses has been sharing poems with King County public transit riders since 1992. It’s a great example of “Poetry for Life.”
Poetry for Life Scholarship Finalist: Katie Hibner
Come check out one of two finalists for the Poetry for Life Scholarship. We think you’ll enjoy the unique poem entry that helped earn finalist status!