What was supposed to be an “author-sitting” stint turned into a Scotland road trip for a young grad student and Jorge Luis Borges.
In “30 Poems to Memorize (Before It’s Too Late),” editor David Kern and 13 other contributors remind us of why we love poetry.
Wise teachers can be found in unexpected places, like gym parking lots. Join us for a poetry prompt about the people who help us find wisdom.
“Empires” by poet John Balaban mines both human and personal history poetically to ask what creates the idea of the common good.
The album “Federico Garcia Lorca Blues” by Justin Hamm combines poetry, music, and voice to create an almost perfect poetic experience.
“The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon” provides a wonderful introduction to the full range of her accomplishments as a poet.
The word dor invites us to embrace loneliness rather than overcome it. This week Callie Feyen has a poetry prompt about accepting our aches.
‘Waiting for Neruda’s Memoirs’ by Laura Boggess shows us how to be a literary citizen in our own little corner of the world. Meet Amy Pinkleberry.
“The Generosity” by Luci Shaw invites us to consider the eternal in nature, in the life around us, and in our own families.
Have you ever received a gift you didn’t know you needed? Join Callie Feyen on a summer night of seeing stars and learning to let go.
“Cross of Snow” examines the lives of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his wife Frances (“Fanny”), noting her significant contributions to his work.
The novella “Waiting for Neruda’s Memoirs” by Laura Boggess tells a story of a woman haunted by voices and healed through the power of poetry.
Before summer ends, step outside for a little stoop sitting. Author Callie Feyen offers a poetry prompt about the place we call home.
“Ordinary Time” by poet Paul Mariani reminds us of the small and almost forgotten things that make a life, and make a life sacred.
Join Callie Feyen as she offers a poetry prompt about the power of metaphor. Especially when the ocean is involved.
The poetry collection “Fording the Stream” by British poet Jessica De Guyat is centered in the idea of place, be it Lindisfarne, Iona, or the French Midi.
What memories do you have of swimming as a child? Join Callie Feyen as thinks about her own summertime memories and of swimming to the horizon.
In “Railsplitting,” poet Maurice Manning crawls inside the head of Abraham Lincoln, recalling and imagining his life, struggles, and legacy.
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores a poetry prompt about swimming in sand, drawn from memories of several trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes.
What do you need to push away from in order to take flight? Join Callie Feyen as she considers resistance as a mighty force that’s not just for the birds.