The big things in our lives can often be best written by focusing on small things. Join us for a poetry prompt about how to say it plainly.
What magic can you find in your ordinary life, during ordinary time? Join Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt about the magic in the ordinary.
Callie Feyen finds poetry for the crisis, both external and internal. Join her for a summer poetry prompt about what to do besides worry.
What stories does your name hold, and how do they shape who you are and how you live? Join Callie Feyen for a name poems prompt.
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores what it means to open ourselves up in this world. Just like the peonies.
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores ways of giving and receiving with creative nonfiction as a guide.
What purposes does the art form of haiku serve best? Christopher Patchel considers this question, with the perspective of a graphic designer.
When Rick Maxson heard his wife singing, in a rare moment of freedom from pain, it needed a poem to hold his wonder. It needed a rondeau.
What poem do you really need to write, but can’t? The hiddenness of the acrostic might be just your poetic ticket. It was for Monica Sharman.
When you’re going round in grief, the rondeau might be your poetic form. Megan Willome found hers at mile 37.
What are the challenges and opportunities of the ghazal? John Drury explores the answers with you, in the rain…
What have you been trying to tell yourself? Callie Feyen finds patterns, threads, and whispers in an old journal and “Kristin Lavransdatter.”
Grief has the quailty of a kaleidoscope. So does the ghazal poem form. Aaron Brown mourns, through the ghazal, his war-torn city in Chad.
Prompted to write a villanelle, Sandra Heska King created a container for sorrow and endings. You could try it, too.
What can you find in a Field Guide? Maybe a poem with a corolla, breaking open. Claire Bateman did.
It’s difficult to tell a story with a sestina. And that’s exactly why Benjamin Myers explored a Muse story with this hard-to-hold form.
What two things must your villanelle have—to make it minimally successful? Find out in this Echo and Narcissus poem from poet John Poch!
What fragments of love can you find (and write about) from what’s left now? Callie Feyen uses a poem by Marjorie Maddox for inspiration.
The repetitive rural images of the Lake District provided inspiration for Jill Baumgaertner’s “Cumbria Pantoum.” What will inspire yours?
A soccer coach inspiring a villanelle? It could happen. (Indeed, it did, in this villanelle from Todd C. Truffin.)