Join us as we write about celebrating birthdays, and consider how the formal aspects of our poems add emotional resonance to personal observations.
A chunk of quartz crystal caught my eye. Inside the quartz were ribbons of tourmaline, October’s birthstone. What is the hidden gem in your writing?
Come write poetry inspired by Christina Rossetti’s list poem “The Months” and see if you like how she describes your birthday month.
Are there family stories about the day of your arrival, a received mythology that shapes you? Come write poetry about the unopened gift of your birth.
This National Poetry Month, we’re going to combine our 30 Days of poem-making with another organization’s effort: The Drawdown EcoChallenge. Here’s how to participate—and maybe get published.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a little lamb. 🙂
When you think of lions, do you think of affection? Come learn about the surprising ways of lions and write a roaring good poem.
This April, join the Tweetspeak Community in a Poetic Earth Month 30 Days, 30 Poems Challenge! With two ways to take the challenge, it’s simple and soul-enriching. Choose one, or mix it up. Then tell the community what you’re doing, and share your poem-ing along the way.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become two fabled mammals at odds— lions & lambs. Whether a powerful, shaggy maned lion or a gentle, nursery-rhyme worthy lamb. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
This week we find ourselves on either side of a legendary barrier and consider its significance. Join the line with us as we create poetry about the velvet rope.
Learn about poet Elinor Wylie’s brief but soap-opera-worthy life, and read one of her most well-known poems. Then glean inspiration from her style and create your own quiet-as-velvet poem.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a satin bow. 🙂
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as soft, luxurious satin or velvet. Join us, animate yourself into the hopes, dreams, and potential of these sumptuous fabrics and create poetry.
Bridges can be grand in scale or an unassuming link from one place to the next. Many of us have a favorite. Come read a bridge poem by Marianne Moore and share your own “bridge to life” poems.
In Greek mythology, Persephone was snatched from the world she knew and taken to the underworld to become the wife of Hades. Come tunnel your way to the underworld with us, in poetry.
Love, water, bridges, time: it’s a great poetic tradition to put these elements together. Join us, explore some sample poems, and create your own bridge of love with poetry.
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a tunnel. 🙂
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to guide the path of travelers and become Bridges & Tunnels. Join us, animate yourself into a soaring bridge or a passage—and create poetry.
The wishes we make can tell us a little more about ourselves. Think back on that broken wishbone and write poetry on the possibility of a wish.
In his classic poem “Aedh Wishes for Heavens Cloths,” Yeats takes us on a voyage through space and into the depths of the heart. Join us while we discuss the poem and what it means to share our wishes and dreams and create poetry.