Children’s poetry speaks to the child within us. Join us as we read Joyce Sidman’s “What the Heart Knows” for National Poetry Month.
Poet Laura: Finding the Right Words + Ars Poetica
As National Poetry Month begins, Karen Paul Holmes draws upon ars poetica and the work of Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky to face this difficult moment.
Poet Laura: National Poetry Month
As Spring blooms, Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, is finding floral and poetic awakening in the garden just in time for National Poetry Month.
Pooh, On Poetry
Author Megan Willome takes poetry advice from Winnie-the-Pooh and revises a poem.
It’s Poem on Your Pillow Day!
Tired after National Poetry Month? Relax with a soft, fluffy pillow and share the joy of poetry. It’s Poem on Your Pillow Day!
Creating an ‘I Love Poetry Moment’: Magic City’s Ashley M. Jones
For National Poetry Month, create an ‘I Love Poetry Moment,’ following the example of Ashley M. Jones and the Magic City Poetry Festival.
Poetry Prompt: Could Be Poems
Have you ever experienced a moment and said to someone, “That’s a poem?” Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Join Callie Feyen as she explores the question.
National Poetry Month: Tony Hoagland and a Stolen Earth + Group Poetry Dare
Tony Hoagland writes words he cannot find, and plays to our baser instincts to call us to greater things in search of a stolen earth.
Poetry Prompt: Cupcake Poems
Join author Callie Feyen as she and her young library patrons imagine up cupcakes to bake for their favorite Mother Goose and fairy tale characters.
National Poetry Month: Tony Hoagland and the Body + Group Poetry Dare
Poems, perhaps more especially now the ones that talk about bodies, have the means to calm and they make me grateful, like Hoagland, “for the lives I / never have to live again.”
National Poetry Month: Writing Down the Words from Tony Hoagland + Group Dare
This National Poetry Month, we invite you to a group Poetry Dare, reading a single poet all month long and writing poems longhand or creating a collage inspired by the poems. LW Willingham leads the way, with Tony Hoagland.
It’s Take Your Poet to School Week!
Join teachers, students and librarians around the globe to kick off National Poetry Month with the fun and delight of Take Your Poet to School Week, including our favorites, Talk Like a Poet Day and Poet in a Cupcake Day!
Top 10 Totally Fun Teaching Ideas for National Poetry Month
You’ve got the whole month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. We’ve got the cut ‘n color poets and top 10 teaching ideas—for you to make it the most fun and informative thirty days ever!
Bring in the Cupcakes! It’s Take Your Poet to School Week
It’s Take Your Poet to School Week! Celebrate with themes such as Talk Like a Poet Day, Poet in Your Math Book Day, and of course, sweetest of all, our new public day: Poet in a Cupcake Day!
A Publishing Opportunity for Our Patrons
This National Poetry Month, we’re going to combine our 30 Days of poem-making with another organization’s effort: The Drawdown EcoChallenge. Here’s how to participate—and maybe get published.
Poetic Earth Month—30 Days, 30 Poems Challenge
This April, join the Tweetspeak Community in a Poetic Earth Month 30 Days, 30 Poems Challenge! With two ways to take the challenge, it’s simple and soul-enriching. Choose one, or mix it up. Then tell the community what you’re doing, and share your poem-ing along the way.
Take Your Poet to School: Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t let the folks with briefcases have all the fun. Join in the brand new celebration of Take Your Poet to School Week with our fun cut ‘n color poets on a stick.
The Wild Swans: The Patience of Water
We wrap up our group reading of The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris, considering the patience of water and things to which we will give long years of our lives.
5 Ways to Jazz it With Jewels (and Roses) for National Poetry Month
Why should National Poetry Month be oh-so-predictable? Here are 5 sparkling ways to add a little shine to April.
The Wild Swans: I Did Love to Fly
This month we’re reading The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris together. Join us for a conversation about wishes and curses and, of course, swans (and maybe write a poem to the fairy tale).