In this week’s Ask Pearl column, Pearl wrangles questions … about on sitting on the roof to see the stars, hanging out with other people’s boyfriends, and the best way to grocery shop.
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Poetry Prompt: The Female Monster
Join author Callie Feyen as she takes a look at vampires and the other monsters, including the dreaded lamia. And join us for a poetry prompt — if you dare.
Ask Pearl: The Advice Columnist You Didn’t Know You Needed
You don’t know it yet, but you need a little Pearl Jenkins in your life. In a brand new advice column, Adjustments character Pearl Jenkins offers up advice on everything from etiquette to dating.
National Poetry Month: Tony Hoagland and the Body + Group Poetry Dare
Poems, perhaps more especially now the ones that talk about bodies, have the means to calm and they make me grateful, like Hoagland, “for the lives I / never have to live again.”
Top Ten Poetic Picks
Ghost apples, Oscars for books, the poetry of disengagement and the first lines of things. It’s a new edition of the long lost Top 10 Poetic Picks.
From Artist’s Way to Museum Art Camp
Donna Falcone joined our Artist’s Way book club on a whim—and wrote down a dream. Six years later, a beautiful, unexpected thing has occurred.
Nothing Lost: Shakespeare Adapted
Nothing is lost when you take the time to see Shakespeare adapted—in film or on stage.
Born To Be Good: The Jen Ratio
In our first Born To Be Good book club discussion, Dacher Keltner introduces the jen ratio, a means of measuring the “millisecond manifestations of human goodness.”
The Surprise of “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
Surprisingly, “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens isn’t one of his best works, but it contains elements of the genius for which he’d become famous.
The Wild Swans: The Patience of Water
We wrap up our group reading of The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris, considering the patience of water and things to which we will give long years of our lives.
The Wild Swans: I Did Love to Fly
This month we’re reading The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris together. Join us for a conversation about wishes and curses and, of course, swans (and maybe write a poem to the fairy tale).
Book Club Announcement: The Wild Swans
Join us during National Poetry Month 2017 to read The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris and write poems to the fairy tale together.
Adjuster Stories: Storytelling as an Intentional Act
When you wind up in one of those places that feels like it has the makings of a B horror movie, you might as well start telling the story right then. Will Willingham has an adjuster story reminding us of how storytelling can be a way of understanding.
The Magician’s Elephant Book Club: Magic Words
Can a simple question like “What if” be the magic words that open doors and change the world? We wrap up our book club discussion of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant this week.
The Magician’s Elephant Book Club: The Truth is Forever Changing
The truth is always changing, the fortuneteller says. Perhaps she’s right. Or perhaps more than one thing is true at once. Our discussion of The Magician’s Elephant continues.
The Magician’s Elephant Book Club: Naming Names
In this week’s book club discussion of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant, we consider the power of names and naming.
Confessions of a Serial Novel Writer
Serial fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for a fiction writer. Will Willingham looks at the process like trying to outrun a gravel truck.
Poets & Writers Toolkit: The Ultimate Website You Can Totally Make
We creative people don’t often think of a website as one of the tools in our poets and writers toolkit, but a good website is one of our best assets. Find out why, and the difference between available options.
The Joy of Poetry Book Club: In Your Dreams
Like Kipling’s lullaby, a poem that acknowledges the terrors of the night can help disarm them. Our discussion of Megan Willome’s The Joy of Poetry continues, with a look at poetry and dreams.
Top 10 Best Poems About Wood
How many poems would a woodchuck write if a woodchuck could write poems? We have ten great poems about wood to make any woodchuck smile.