Michelle Ortega, Tweetspeak’s incoming Poet Laura, reflects on the changing seasons, a walking homecoming, and trees dying and planted.
Dheepa R. Maturi bids farewell as 2023’s Poet Laura while she announces and welcomes her successor for 2024. Find out who takes up the feather and where you can find Dheepa in the year to come.
Dheepa R. Maturi reaches the “Reading Poetry to Chickens” stage of her Poet Laura journey. Join her at the chicken coop for couplets and rhymes.
Writer Dheepa R. Maturi enters a hard period in life, and it strongly blocks her writing. But then she finds a surprising way through. You could, too.
Tonight, U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón reveals her poem, commissioned by NASA to be sent to Europa, Jupiter’s moon. Our own Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, reveals her own poem to Earth’s moon.
One of the Poet Laura’s tasks each year is to write poems about Lauras. This month, Dheepa R. Maturi pays tribute to the special Lauras who bring light to the world.
Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, finds humor, solace and haiku in the wake of a sinking boat and tragedy avoided.
This week our Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, hands you a permission slip to revel in simple (and complex) pleasures like chocolate.
Dheepa R. Maturi, Poet Laura, ushers in the new year with a thoughtful perspective on resolutions and new year list-making.
Poet Laura Dheepa R. Maturi shares a game that brought family, generations (and Jane Austen) together in poignant whimsy.
Meet Tweetspeak’s incoming Poet Laura, Dheepa Maturi, who promises a deep exploration of chocolate and an invitation to walk lightly together.
Karen Paul Holmes bids farewell as she concludes her term as Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura and passes her Laura-ship on to another.
Karen Paul Holmes, our Poet Laura, is back with persona poems, a tool poets can use to tell their own stories through the eyes of another.
In this month’s columns from Karen Paul Holmes, our Poet Laura invites us to write a dark humor poem using a sample Rupert Fike poem.
What makes a love poem really work? Karen Paul Holmes breaks it down in this month’s Poet Laura column, featuring a poem by Kory Wells.
Poems of identity can orient us to who we are and who we want to continue to be—even against the odds of unkind or neglectful forces.
Poetry is there for us in times of sorrow and joy. You step into the poet’s shoes, which makes you feel better, safer, known.
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.
Poetry is a place of learning and exploration, from a poem’s “aha moment” to a how-to poem full of heart. Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shows us how.
Karen Paul Holmes invites us to notice the small things and craft our own praise poems. Sample poems included!