Teaching poetry to 7th graders begins with vulnerability. Join author Callie Feyen and she walks us through a scene in a middle school classroom.
Poetry Prompt: The five senses reading and writing poetry
Instead of asking whether you’ll succeed, what if you asked yourself, “Would I like to try?” It might lead to less worry and more play. And more poetry.
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.
Every Day Ideas: Every Day Sketches
Use a line from an Every Day Poems selection and share pictures of your Every Day Sketches, and we’ll save them for possible inclusion in a special “Every Day Ideas” ebook.
Top 5 Celebration Tools for National Poetry Month!
We’ve rounded up 5 great celebration tools for National Poetry Month—from awesome free coloring pages and the makings of a poets’ parade, to surprising writing tools, plus!
You Are a Poetry Person—Maybe You Just Don’t Know It
If you say you’re not a poetry person, poet Tara Skurtu will not believe you. Find out why she believes everyone is a poetry person.
5 Great Tips for Reading Poetry Aloud
How can we read a poem aloud in a way that captures its essence? With these five tips, reading poetry aloud can be done with intentionality and confidence.
How to Write a Poem in Every Classroom!
We’re on a mission to get How to Write a Poem (and How to Read a Poem) into classrooms in every state. Join the challenge!
The Best in Poetry: This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks
How awe makes us more generous, how rhythm can help dyslexic kids read, and how reading Ginsberg might get you fired. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Top 10 ‘Dip into Poetry’ Lines
We’ve been taking a daily “dip into poetry” sharing over Every Day Poems on TWitter. Come discover the power of a single line.
Let Go of What You Mean to Say: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 2)
“Most adults have suffered from ‘imaginal abuse, ‘” says Joseph Hutchison. Read more on poetic imagination in Part 2 of Maureen Doallas’s interview with the Colorado poet laureate.
A Poetry Dare. I Really Don’t Care.
We’ve extended a poetry dare. And the subject is not quite willing. What will happen to Ed over the next 30 days?
Poetry for Life. A Dream Come True.
What happens when one parent dreams of giving 180 graduates poetry for life? A national poetry community makes sure the dream comes true.
Poetry for Life. Start Here.
How do you go about changing lives with poetry? One student, one class at a time. Poetry for Life can start here.
Top Ten Reasons We Dare You to Give an English Teacher “How to Read a Poem”
We dare you to give “How to Read a Poem” to an English teacher. Here are our Top 10 reasons, plus a giveaway.
A Poetry Dare for National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining in our first ever large group Poetry Dare. Read a poem a day with us, with the daily offerings from Every Day Poems or a choose a poet to read for the month.
Twitter Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Tweets
We’re featuring Twitter poetry today, ten of our favorite short poems written on our recent titles including Poetry at Work, Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree, How to Read a Poem and our latest title, Love, Etc.
Get Your Short Poems Featured!
You could get your short poems featured in one of our popular Top 10 posts or published in Every Day Poems. It’s easy.
How to Read a Poem: The Book
For the reader new to poetry, Runyan’s guide will open your senses to the combined craft and magic known as “poems”. For the well versed, if you will, the book might make you fall in love again.
Get Featured in Our How to Read a Poem Top 10!
Would you like to get featured in some of our upcoming How to Read a Poem Top 10s? Tweet your ideas, your poems, or your pictures to @tspoetry.