In “Inside Out,” Marjorie Maddox has assembled a series of poems about reading and writing poems. The poems show rather than tell, and it’s great fun.
Take Your Poet to School Week: Eugene Field, the Poet of Childhood
Eugene Field is perhaps the perfect poet for Take Your Poet to School Week. It was the schoolchildren of St. Louis who saved his house from demolition.
Poe, Rilke, and Our Black Cat
This Halloween, your black cat can be the instrument of vengeance in the Poe story, or the amber-eyed feline in the poem by Rilke. Or it can be like Kiddy.
Don Paterson: Poet of Light and Dark in Life and in Ourselves
Don Paterson is an important voice in British poetry and letters. He writes of both the light and the dark in life and in ourselves.
Poets and Poems: Leon Stokesbury and “You Are Here”
“You Are Here” by Leon Stokesbury combines new poems and previously published poems to provide insight, emotion, and even humor.
Rentrement of Compulsion: How to Write a Rondeau Infographic
Feeling compelled to write a rondeau? Let our fun Rentrement of Compulsion infographic help get you started and learn how to write a rondeau poem.
The Natural Poetry of the Biking Trail
The biking trail presents the opportunity to experience natural poetry, like snakes, squirrels, deer, wild turkeys, and bald eagles.
“Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide” by Mark Yakich
Poet and teacher Mark Yakich takes a serious and irreverent look at reading and writing poetry in “Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide.”
Top 10 Poetic Calvin & Hobbes Quotes
Bill Watterson’s characters shed light on the creative imagination of a child. But the beloved comic strip is also quite poetic. Here are 10 great Calvin & Hobbes poems.
The 6 Most Overused Words in Poetry Reviews
Six words are nominated for the “Most Overused Words in Poetry Reviews Hall of Fame.” And three more are contenders.
The Shakespeare Files: Sonnet 104 (Annotated)
The Shakespeare Files is a collection of annotations and exclamations on the poetry of William Shakespeare. Today, it’s Shakespeare’s Sonnet 104.
It’s National Poultry Month!
Finally, it’s April. And we can start penning verse for National Poultry Month! Just another #smartfun opportunity from Tweetspeak Poetry.
Poets and Poems: Aaron Belz and “Glitter Bomb”
Aaron Belz, often associated with the New York School, has a new collection of poems, “Glitter Bomb.” And it is a fun collection to read.
The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks
Trouble in the Little Free Libraries, the shocking truth about boredom, words to make your poetry legit, Neruda’s new old poems, and why Tim Tebow sells more books than Billy Collins. It’s the best in poetry (and poetic things in our latest Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Take Your Poet to Work: John Keats
Romantic poet John Keats trained as an apothecary. He’d be a great help in the lab this afternoon. He’s the latest in our Take Your Poet to Work collection.
Take Your Poet to Work: Langston Hughes
Be the envy of your coworkers when you bring Langston Hughes to the office with you for Take Your Poet to Work Day on July 16. He’s our first poet of 2014.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is Coming
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming July 16. We have a brand new crew of poets that are eager for the chance to go to work with you.
Ode Poetry: To a Pet Peeve
Let’s celebrate the little things that drive us batty! Join us for this week’s poetry prompt— Ode poetry: to a Pet Peeve.
Tweetspeak Poetry’s Top Ten Posts from the Last Month (or so)
What are we reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Catch up on the top posts from last month (or so). Featuring Claire Burge, Lakin Easterling, Daniel Sperry, Poets House and more.
Poets and Poems: Roger McGough’s “As Far As I Know”
A Poets and Poems review of Roger McGough’s “As Far As I Know, ” a collection of poems published last year that includes both serious and fun poems.