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Hand-Selected Poem a Day, Just $5.99
Read a poem a day. With Every Day Poems, you get a year of happy mornings for just $5.99.
Artist Date: Hands
On this Artist Date, take a closer look at the poetry of hands. You might be surprised what happens next.
Rumors of Water: The Ingredients at Hand
Of all the gifts Rumors of Water will give a writer, an excuse is not one.
Nick Samaras’ “Hands of the Saddlemaker”
Nicholas Samaras received the award in the 1991 for the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for this volume of poetry, Hands of the Saddlemaker. Now 20 years old, it has aged well; its themes of exile, pilgrimage, separation and “in this world but not of it” are as current now as they were then, […]
Poetry Prompt: What’s Left Now
What fragments of love can you find (and write about) from what’s left now? Callie Feyen uses a poem by Marjorie Maddox for inspiration.
Robert Hudson Explains the House Fly — and Poetry
In “The Poet and the Fly,” Robert Hudson considers seven poets and how they used the common house fly to develop their themes.
Pandemic Journal: An Entry on the Expansive Space of Home
In the latest Pandemic Journal entry, writer Michelle Ortega reflects on the ways that being ordered to stay home opened up more space for reflection, creativity and new ideas.
“Introduction to the Songs of Innocence” by William Blake
< Return to William Blake Poems Introduction to the Songs of Innocence Piping down the valleys wild Piping songs of pleasant glee On a cloud I saw a child. And he laughing said to me. Pipe a song about a Lamb; So I piped with merry cheer, Piper pipe that song again— So I piped, […]
By Heart: ‘The Dandelion’ + New Keats Challenge
The king of August is the dandelion. Join author Megan Willome as she learns Vachel Lindsay’s poem “The Dandelion” by heart.
The Book of Delights Book Club: High Five from Strangers
In this week’s book club discussion of Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights, we are finding delight in a sleeping gecko, an umbrella, a green bottle, high fives, and more.
Book Club Announcement: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
Beginning July 15, join us for our new book club featuring some of the delightful essays in Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights.
Poetry Prompt: Experience a Sonnet
Join author Callie Feyen in taking a look at the mysterious and lovely world of the sonnet, and experience one for yourself using a variety of easy tools.
A Poem in Every Heart, a Story in Every Soul
Why take the time to put a poem in your heart? It’s a fun and simple way to… As for us, we believe that if there were a poem in every heart (and story in every soul), the world would be a kinder and more interesting place. Need more reasons to memorize poems […]
Thank You Notes: Thank You Notes
Thank You Notes is a monthly writing prompt, and before we start a new writing prompt series, we’re saying thank you to thank you notes.
The Writing Life: Paterson’s Blank Page
In the film Paterson, Charity Singleton Craig finds the routine of doing the same thing in the same place day after day forms a canvas on which to create.
Committing Prufrock: 6 Great Ways to Memorize a Poem
Sandra Heska King continues her poetry dare, memorizing T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Today, she shares her tips for memorizing a poem.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil”
Laura Lynn Brown offers a reflection on Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil” and a tasty recipe of white beans with sage to go with it.
R Is for Rewriting: Creating The Joy of Poetry – Part 3
As Megan Willome approaches the task of rewriting The Joy of Poetry, she finds a different rhythm to her work.
The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks
Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday, using your hands to help your head, Ohio’s new poet laureate and radiologist in chief. Our Top 10 Poetic Picks is back.