Feeling all the feelings these days? Consider containing them (and letting them breathe) in a villanelle.
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We begin our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on New York and its state bird: the Eastern bluebird.
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.
Learn a little about Great Gatsby fashion, then get creative and put your learning into a poem. Read a Gatsby poem by Tania Runyan first, to get started!
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.
There is beauty — even in a pandemic. These days after Thanksgiving, follow a poetry prompt about the natural beauty you are grateful for.
What is a memory? A 96-year-old woman and a small boy are searching for the answer. Author Callie Feyen searches for poetry in what they find.
What would you do if your teacher gave you this assignment: Do something you love and then tell about it? Join author Callie Feyen as she and her daughters try to complete the task.
In this week’s Poetry Club Tea Date, enjoy a new poetry prompt started with a line from The Clock in the Square by Adrienne Rich.
The word dor invites us to embrace loneliness rather than overcome it. This week Callie Feyen has a poetry prompt about accepting our aches.
Join Callie Feyen as she offers a poetry prompt about the power of metaphor. Especially when the ocean is involved.
If you want to like your essays, more and more, it helps to begin by liking others’ work—and seeing what *makes* it work. Get inspiration for how. Plus prompts! From author Charity Singleton Craig.
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.