The repetitive rural images of the Lake District provided inspiration for Jill Baumgaertner’s “Cumbria Pantoum.” What will inspire yours?
A soccer coach inspiring a villanelle? It could happen. (Indeed, it did, in this villanelle from Todd C. Truffin.)
Find out how Jack Kerouac brought Jim Kacian to haiku at the perfect time in his life. He would go on to be the founder of The Haiku Foundation.
How can a mashup lead to a sonnet like Tom C. Hunley’s? See the cool exercise that can make it happen.
Elise Paschen shows us how it’s all about teleutons if you want your mysterious possibility in your sestina.
Today is Poet in a Cupcake Day, a delicious way to cap off the first week of National Poetry Month and the last day of 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!
Take a little time to engage in some sparkly living this week. Pay special attention to what glints and gleams, sparkles and speckles, or… explodes!
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.
Try your hand at writing a tanka poem with our fun new infographic.
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!
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
Can you write a poem in 31 syllables that takes the reader in an unexpected direction?
There’s a long tradition of poetry being inspired by painting and other fine arts. Come write tanka inspired by Japanese art!
This month, we’ll explore the ancient Japanese form called the tanka. This lesser known form might be thought of as haiku’s quiet older sibling.
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!
It’s Poet in a Cupcake Day! Check out our fun ideas for celebrating, with real cupcakes or a fun printable. Both go wonderfully with our cut n’ color poets.
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!
Celebrate Take Your Poet to School Week “where the sidewalk ends.” Shel Silverstein makes his debut for next week’s big event.