Join us for this week’s prompt as we explore the nature of simile and its use in epic poetry.
This week’s Circus & Carnival poetry prompt celebrates a guilty pleasure: Carnival food. Where else can you write a poem about corn dogs?
It’s not just a poetry prompt — it’s the pet door to an adventure. Journey along as we live vicariously through dog tales of excitement and suspense.
Join us while we explore the funny and sometimes cringe-worthy moments of our past. It promises to be the cheesiest poetry prompt yet.
Let’s celebrate the little things that drive us batty! Join us for this week’s poetry prompt— Ode poetry: to a Pet Peeve.
Poetry and photo prompts go hand in hand with our Photo Play feature. Check out the entries for An Ode to Home.
There is something about home that bestows a sense of peace, comfort, and belonging. Home sustains us. Walk through the door after a long day and inhale. It smells familiar, like a favorite sweater. Come on over to our house for Photo Prompts: An Ode to Home. It’s Photo Play day!
If you look closely, the intricate pattern of Spanish Lace has a story to tell. We’ve woven together a new playlist of songs—from Spanish lace to lace in general, from the group Paper Lace to some great Spanish love songs. An intoxicating variety of tunes, and a poetry prompt.
A reflection from Darrelyn Saloom on swimming and diving, on life as a duck and as a swan.
The pantoum is a metaphor, an artistic expression of cooperation, and the perfect poetic medium for artistic collaboration. Seth Haines invites you to join with other poets in a collaborative pantoum in the comments.
Every month, we arrange the way we play poetry around a particular theme. You’ll see it in the artful content from our contributing writers, hear it in our inspiring thematic Spotify playlists, put your hands on it in the Monday morning poetry prompts, or experience it in the daily offerings from Every Day Poems. Here are our favorites from 2012.
Texas beer and Katie Perry are both a little misunderstood. A tour of Texas beer with Seth Haines turns up full flavors and a new poetry prompt.
Some define the boundaries of the American south by way of the Mason Dixon line. Others define its lines by allegiances during the War of Northern Aggression. Frankly, I find both such delineations to be crude and lacking in nuance. No, I do not ascribe to traditional notions of defining the South. Instead, I reckon its […]
I am a helpless, habitual coffee drinker. For the most part, I don’t drink yuppie, frothy coffee. No, I drink the black stuff, the kind that tastes like ash. I drink it like it’s a badge of American masculinity, I guess. My grandpa used to say, “real men take their coffee the way God intended […]
Nursery rhymes are often our first introductions to poetry. You’d be hard-pressed to find a youngster who was unaware of Jack’s broken crown, the shoe-dwelling woman with more children than the Duggars, or everyone’s favorite fall-on-your-bum game, “ring around the rosie.” But despite the sing-song rhythms and lyrical use of end rhyme, many of Mother […]