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Reports on the state of the planet’s future can sound like dystopian science fiction. Can they also be a clarion call that enlivens our creativity? Join us as we write about our interconnection to the world we’re part of.
Go on a walk after reading Ray Bradbury’s story “The Pedestrian,” then craft a sci-fi poem to share with us where your rambles took you.
Back in the late 1970s and 1980s, I discovered a literary genre that I knew existed but generally paid little attention to: science fiction.
Try writing a poem inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, where setting is everything, whether it’s the California foothills, the banks of a creek bravely winding its way to the ocean, or an utterly new planet that only you have explored!
This week we’re spending time in our notebooks tracing the lines of connection, the poems we can’t forget, the books we always return to, reflecting on their influence on our poetry—and maybe sharing a poem to illustrate.
Fall means fiction! Join author Callie Feyen in chapter 2 of Carter’s story, which combines memorizing Shakespeare with making music.
Brianna is an enchanting science fiction story that re-imagines the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. Come try your hand at re-imagining a fairy tale in poetry!
An eclectic science fiction short story collection with an eco-fiction emphasis. The Shivering Ground & Other Stories brims with striking images and language.
What makes a plot worthy of writing? Get past societal assumptions about stories, and write a great plot without conflict.
Ever wanted AI to write a poem for you? Well, you’re in luck—here are 5 best AI poem generators around, featuring Hades and Persephone.
Literary Context as a Philosophical Tool in Plato’s Protagoras In the Protagoras, Plato offers an example of how to do literary analysis, through Socrates’ analysis in the dialogue of a poem by Simonides. This internal example, and the issues it brings up, may offer insights on Plato’s thoughts about analyzing arguments that appear in literary […]
The Political Nature of War in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness In The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin argues that war is primarily a national phenomenon, a product of fear; as opposed to a human activity dictated by biology. To do so, she creates a detailed study on […]
Empathy and The Loneliness of Existence in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep In Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep the most crucially motivating factor of everyone, human and android, is the wish to not be alone, and all the systems they set up, and even the us-vs-them of humans and androids, […]
The Shivering Ground & Other Stories, by Sara Barkat, has been named a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist.
Travel into the imaginative worlds of The Shivering Ground, in this gorgeous video that truly captures the soul of the stories.
Chicken paprikash is a traditional Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czechoslovakian, and Romanian dish. It’s the perfect dish to cozy up to Dracula with!
Steampunk is a science fiction or speculative fiction subgenre, with alternate history aspects, and aesthetics inspired by 19th century steam-powered machines. What to expect in steampunk art? Anachronism! History! Physics! Steam trains, clockwork and gears (lots of them), Victorian era settings—sometimes set in London. Steampunk is also popular in Japan, with manga and anime (you […]
< Return to Kahlil Gibran Poems The Perfect World God of lost souls, thou who are lost amongst the gods, hear me: Gentle Destiny that watchest over us, mad, wandering spirits, hear me: I dwell in the midst of a perfect race, I the most imperfect. I, a human chaos, a nebula of confused elements, […]
< Return to Kahlil Gibran Poems And When My Joy Was Born And when my Joy was born, I held it in my arms and stood on the house-top shouting, “Come ye, my neighbours, come and see, for Joy this day is born unto me. Come and behold this gladsome thing that laugheth in the […]