What does the writer need in order to go forward? So many things. This “blessing for writers” wishes them for you, beginning with a silken string…
Join Callie Feyen and walk a spiral staircase with Tania Runyan, poet and author of “How to Write a Form Poem,” in order to understand the sestina.
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
What can the villanelle offer a poet? Ashley M. Jones has a suggestion—and a container for obsession or sorrow.
Why write a pantoum? Poet Marjorie Maddox shares her reasons, on the wings of poetry and song.
Why write a sestina? Direct from Florida, poet Celia Lisset Alvarez gives you a few fabulous reasons.
We’re delighted to announce a wonderful writing book that’s sure to inspire you this National Poetry Month! How to Write a Form Poem: A Guided Tour of 10 Fabulous Forms.
How best to write tragedy? Poet David K. Wheeler suggests the soft sorrow of the pantoum.
Join author Callie Feyen as she acknowledges some beastly feelings, and through the gift of small things, turns them into poetry.
Tania Runyan explores the fear experienced by To Kill a Mockingbird’s Tom Robinson with a tragic rondeau poem.
What does joy that is unhoped for look like? Join author Callie Feyen as she explores the warmth of gloves and other gifts from the pandemic.
Our fiction prompt series continues with a party filled with romance and heartache. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 5 of her YA story.
Our fiction prompt series continues with sugar cookies honoring Hank Aaron, sort of. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 5 of her YA story.
Imagine the secrets of Boo Radley, get creative & put your imagination into a poem. Read a To Kill a Mockingbird poem by Tania Runyan first, to get started!
“The Hobbit” is more than a book for children. Callie Feyen considers how to learn from Bilbo and write poems of experience.
What do you do when reading (or living) a difficult story? Callie Feyen suggests you consider poetry and Shakespeare’s Fool from ‘Twelfth Night.’
Our fiction series continues as Carter moves deeper into the gray, with campfire pies. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 4.
This year might mean not being at home for the holidays. Join us and look for poetry in your (perhaps) altered plans with this prompt.
Our fall into fiction series continues with snowflake lights, Shakespeare sonnets, and whoopee pies. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 3.
There is beauty — even in a pandemic. These days after Thanksgiving, follow a poetry prompt about the natural beauty you are grateful for.