Join author Callie Feyen as she talks with kindergarteners about being frustrated and watches as they head toward joy, balloons in hand.
Join author Callie Feyen, a bunch of pirates, and a great group of kindergarteners and first graders as they hunt for treasure found in stories. Then write your own treasure poem!
Whether you prefer writing longhand or typing on the computer, be on the look out for flashes of beauty as we write catalog poems.
Whether you are a planner or prefer to fly by the seat of your pants, author Callie Feyen has some thoughts on the practice and poetry of keeping a planner.
Join author Callie Feyen as she shares how editor L.L. Barkat helped her pay attention to her anger using the Jealous Poem Stacks model.
Join author Callie Feyen as she walks down a one-hundred-year-old alley and dreams about what it is she might become someday.
Author Callie Feyen’s only advice for understanding poetry is to compare it to a middle school group chat conversation gone awry.
Poetry instructor Karen Rippstein says journaling is an easy way to begin writing poetry.
Author Callie Feyen looks to explain twenty years of marriage as a mysterious – albeit lovely – poem.
What poems bring light to the darkening days of winter? In this week’s poetry prompt Callie Feyen guides us down the gray highway to find beauty.
Charlotte Donlon explores use of the second person narrative voice through the work of Claudia Rankine— and helps writers discover something surprising that’s within their power to do.
Callie Feyen believed she’d lost the poetry of teaching, but Megan Willome showed her that poetry (and teaching) hadn’t lost *her.*
Is there something you remember that you wish you could return to? Join Callie Feyen in stirring your memories of lost things you wish you could find again—and put them in a poem!
A good rule for writing true is, start with what bothers you. But what do we do when what bothers us is too much to figure into a story? How about making a list?
Looking for ways to tap into your memories and turn them into stories or poems? Try heart mapping, a creative exercise in exploring what you hold close.
Join Callie Feyen as she confesses why Halloween is a favorite holiday, and also, that she hopes to never grow too old for its make believing.
What’s the difference between mystery and fear? Join Callie Feyen as she discusses trying to create mystery poems from what makes us afraid.
In the latest Read Like a Writer column, Charlotte Donlon explores the use of personification technique to bring words to life.
Writer Callie Feyen takes advice from poet Tania Runyan and instead of describing, she invites the reader into a memory of a fall day.
A new name for an old tradition takes author Callie Feyen on a trip down memory lane, and she finds herself at home on a rainy fall evening. Come home, too, with your own poems!