Sometimes our choices come down to nests or mountains. Learn Tess Gallagher’s poem “Choices” By Heart and see which one you choose.
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Can a sonnet be funny? (Should it be, especially if a household “disaster” is in progress?) Gabriel Spera chose amusement…
A lost red button calls out to become an ode for a wider memory in Janet Aalfs’ touching poem about her mother and more.
What do all Japanese poems have in common that might change how you view haiku? John Stevenson explores the answer…
Find out how Jack Kerouac brought Jim Kacian to haiku at the perfect time in his life. He would go on to be the founder of The Haiku Foundation.
How can a mashup lead to a sonnet like Tom C. Hunley’s? See the cool exercise that can make it happen.
Elise Paschen shows us how it’s all about teleutons if you want your mysterious possibility in your sestina.
When your ode is also a sonnet. Ron Wallace shows how a golden form poem decided to play with expectations (and intentions).
When you begin a poem, do you ever feel like a particular form is calling? Isaac Willis shares why he chose the sonnet for this architect love poem…
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
How can you discover your poetic habits and create new ones that change your poetic music? Poet David Wright’s cello-based sonnet shows the way.
What can the villanelle offer a poet? Ashley M. Jones has a suggestion—and a container for obsession or sorrow.
Why write a sestina? Direct from Florida, poet Celia Lisset Alvarez gives you a few fabulous reasons.
Looking for a wonderful book to inspire you this National Poetry Month? Try out ‘How to Write a Form Poem: A Guided Tour of 10 Fabulous Forms.’
How best to write tragedy? Poet David K. Wheeler suggests the soft sorrow of the pantoum.
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Wyoming and its state fish: the cutthroat trout. Plus a poetry prompt!
An inspiring poetry handbook Are you looking for a poetry handbook—one that will spark your imagination and guide you in the pleasures of writing poetry with heart and soul? Explore this inspiring “workshop in a book.” No matter your level, you can make poems that express more deeply and impact more richly. Poems to keep. […]
We begin our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on New York and its state bird: the Eastern bluebird.
In “The Poet and the Fly,” Robert Hudson considers seven poets and how they used the common house fly to develop their themes.
What makes a story true? We head west for our A Ritual to Read column and enter the river of mystery that is ‘A River Runs Through It.’