Reports on the state of the planet’s future can sound like dystopian science fiction. Can they also be a clarion call that enlivens our creativity? Join us as we write about our interconnection to the world we’re part of.
Go on a walk after reading Ray Bradbury’s story “The Pedestrian,” then craft a sci-fi poem to share with us where your rambles took you.
Try writing a poem inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, where setting is everything, whether it’s the California foothills, the banks of a creek bravely winding its way to the ocean, or an utterly new planet that only you have explored!
This week we’re spending time in our notebooks tracing the lines of connection, the poems we can’t forget, the books we always return to, reflecting on their influence on our poetry—and maybe sharing a poem to illustrate.
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
By Hand is a monthly prompt focused on freeing our words by using our hands. This month, we’re exploring what happens to our words when our hands are tired—with Megan Willome as our guide.
After reading a good story, you can follow these three easy steps to turn your story questions into writing prompts. See 5 sample prompts based on the fairy tale ‘The Golden Dress,’ to help you on your writing way!
There’s a long tradition of poetry being inspired by painting and other fine arts. Come write tanka inspired by Japanese art!
This month, we’ll explore the ancient Japanese form called the tanka. This lesser known form might be thought of as haiku’s quiet older sibling.
Explore Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and write a fairy tale poem about a royal birth where magic is afoot and things aren’t what they seem.
By Hand is a monthly prompt focused on freeing our words by using our hands. This month, we’re exploring cooking and baking with Megan Willome as our guide.
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.
By Hand is a monthly prompt focused on freeing our words by using our hands. This month, we’re exploring the idea of pure play with Megan Willome.
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.
With three ways to take the 30 Days Challenge for National Poetry Month, it’s simple and fun. Choose one, or mix it up. Then tell the community what you’re doing, and share your poem-ing along the way.