Simon Armitage is the new British poet laureate, and his most recent collection, “The Unaccompanied,” shows a poet at the top of his art.
Poet Mary Oliver showed us how to employ nature to come to terms with where we come from, and to point to where we might be going.
“Soft Launch,” the new poetry collection by Aaron Belz, reminds to us to stop and take a deep breath, even in the face of the daily apocalypse.
Mystery surprises us, like an unexpected giraffe. Join author Callie Feyen as she offers a poetry prompt on mystery. And the need for exclamation points.
“And After All” by Rhina Espaillat is about all of our relationships, all of our interiors, the things that make our lives meaningful and important.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns William Carlos Williams’ “This Is Just To Say” By Heart and talks about plums as a breakfast food.
“Your Daughter’s Country” by poet John Dorsey takes readers back to their childhoods, and to the relatives and other people who were considered “characters.”
How does learning a new skill help free us to become more ourselves? Join author Callie Feyen as she begins with her feet in a Zumba class. Then write a poem!
Five additional poems resulted from the Tweetspeak Poetry retreat, with “Flame and Shadow” by Sara Teasdale providing the prompts.
What metaphors can you find in your life to explore in your writing? Join author Callie Feyen as she considers a tree outside her home, and also, wasps.
In August, Tweetspeak Poetry hosted a retreat and undertook the first Tweetspeak Twitter Poetry Party without Twitter. Sara Teasdale provided the prompts.
The poems and photographs of “The Inheritance” are about the people, places, and things that shape us. They may be ghosts, but they’re powerful ghosts.
What do first steps in a new season look like for you? How do they feel? Join author Callie Feyen as she navigates unravelings and beginnings.
“Rain and Embers” by Ali Nuri is a poetry collection telling a story of flight, a refugee camp, and new existence where past and present are never separate.
Join author Callie Feyen as she shares an excerpt from The Teacher Diaries, and explores the dreams we have that both help and haunt us.
“The Heart’s Necessities” brings together the poetry and life story of Jane Tyson Clement and the music of Becca Stevens.
Dreams are shape-shifters and snitches. Join Callie Feyen and explore the many forms a dream can take shape, through poetry.
“On the Occasion of a Wedding,” the debut collection by poet Ollie Bowen, celebrates various kinds of love shared by two people.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Kindness” By Heart and throws in a few thoughts on “The Sound of Music.”
“The Last Visit,” the debut collection by poet Chad Abushanab, explores the pain and brokenness of growing up in the family of an alcoholic.