In his early poetry, Langston Hughes told the stories and experiences of Black people for both adults and children.
Poetry Prompt: Start Your Writing with Inspiration
How does a writer start writing? With inspiration. For Callie Feyen, that begins with a poem.
By Heart: ‘Mother to Son’ + New A.E. Stallings Challenge
Complicated mothers don’t need candles. They need a crystal stair. Join us as we learn Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” By Heart.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is Coming: Here’s Our Free Coloring Book!
Celebrate Take Your Poet to Work Day with our free poets coloring book, newly updated for 2016, and let your poet explore your workplace.
Top 10 Pocket Poets and Their Poems
It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day. What better way to celebrate than with one of these 10 great pocket poets (and their poems) in your pocket.
The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks
Writing your way to a better life, Langston doodles, literary restaurant reviews and becoming mermaids. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Take Your Poet to Work Day: Poet Treasure Hunt in the Library (Callie’s Story)
How did you spend Take Your Poet to Work Day? We want to know. Like this, from Callie Feyen. What a marvelous, ticklish, soul-jazz way to spend the day!
It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day!
Today is Take Your Poet to Work Day! Join us and your favorite poets for all the smart fun in workplaces around the world.
Take Your Poet to Work Day: Free Coloring Book
We’re just days away from Take Your Poet to Work Day. Stop in and pick up a free Take Your Poet to Work coloring book to help you and your favorite poet get ready for the big day!
Take Your Poet to Work: Langston Hughes
Be the envy of your coworkers when you bring Langston Hughes to the office with you for Take Your Poet to Work Day on July 16. He’s our first poet of 2014.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is Coming
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming July 16. We have a brand new crew of poets that are eager for the chance to go to work with you.
Top Ten Reasons to Love the Academy of American Poets “Poetry and the Creative Mind”
Missed the Academy of American Poets “Poetry and the Creative Mind” gala? Here’s our recap, in classic Top Ten format.
National Poetry Month: Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) wrote 14 books of poetry, three books of poetry in translation, innumerable plays that have been published in some 11 works, letters, short stories, novels – an incredibly productive and creative career. All of his work, collectively and individually, represent a profound chronicle of African-American life from the 1920s to […]