This week our Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, hands you a permission slip to revel in simple (and complex) pleasures like chocolate.
50 States of Generosity: Maine
Join teacher and library catalog coordinator Nikki Rank, in crossing the border from New Hampshire to Maine. There are clams, moose, and blueberries waiting for you!
Poetry Prompt: Name the Hard
What do you do when learning something is difficult? Join Callie Feyen as she learns a lesson from her daughter on how to name the hard.
Poetry Prompt: Going On A Treasure Hunt – Part 2, Sledding Hill
Having a hard time finding poetry in the mundane parts of your day? Head out to a sledding hill (for real or in your mind) and see what poetry treasure you can find.
Poetry Prompt: We’re Going On A Poetry Hunt – Part 1
New to poetry and unsure how to begin? Come along on a poetry treasure hunt. You’re sure to be inspired!
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.
An Invitation: To Be In Each Other’s Orbit
Join author Callie Feyen as she encourages us to build a sharing list to help us better orbit each other this holiday season.
Poetry Prompt: Response Poetry
Instead of arguing on social media, join author Callie Feyen as she explores response poetry. With help from poet Dave Malone.
Flowers of California: California Poppy
Tania Runyan writes a pantoum, a winding homage to the cups of sun and gold known as the California poppy in her Flowers of California series.
Celebrate! A Christmas Carol Illustrated + Poetry Prompt
Come write a poem, to celebrate the release of the TS Classic edition of A Christmas Carol! This edition has prompts from poet Megan Willome.
Video: Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience—Enchanting!
Get ready to be enchanted by this nature poems video, created especially for Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience. We’d love to read a poem you write, inspired by your favorite moment!
Poetry Prompt: Haiku for Stress
Haiku is best in times of stress. Callie Feyen teaches participants in an Advent workshop—and us—to write How to Wait haiku.
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.
An Exclusive Call for Poems: Jekyll and Hyde Book Club
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Writing Prompt: How To Be Grateful
How do you be grateful, especially when it’s the worst possible time for gratitude? Author Callie Feyen talke you through it (with scones).
Writing Prompt: Open Wide Your Wounded, Wonderful Heart
What book helps you write from your wounded and wonderful heart? Author Callie Feyen discusses teaching “Walk Two Moons.”
Poetry Prompt: Almanac of Last Things—Write From Your Now
Write from your now, using all five senses and the present moment. Callie Feyen follows poetry advice she learned in Washington, D.C.
By Heart: ‘Renascence’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay + Mad Libs Prompt
Let’s make poetry Mad Libs! Join us as we fill in the blanks to the beginning of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Renascence.”
Poetry Prompt: Observation that Evokes
Observations can evoke—even in a swimming pool. Callie Feyen considers the micro-essays and art of “The Swimming Studies” by Leanne Shapton.
Poetry Prompt: Worthy of Flair
It takes strength to believe you are worthy of flair. Where can you bring out the flair in your life? Join Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt.