We begin our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on New York and its state bird: the Eastern bluebird.
Uncle Walt says spiders and souls have a lot in common. Our By Heart column considers Whitman’s ‘A Noiseless Patient Spider’ and Charlotte.
Walt Whitman celebrated the beginning of the Civil War, like many Americans on both sides. But as it dragged on, he — and his poetry — changed.
Today is Poetry at Work Day 2018. Most poets have day jobs, because poetry isn’t that lucrative a profession. But poetry is inherent in all work.
Is it possible that without science there might be no poetry? Or could the opposite be true? Test the hypothesis with 10 best science poems.
It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day! Whether you’re going to work, to the beach or to another great destination today, take along your favorite poet.
Celebrate Take Your Poet to Work Day with our free poets coloring book, newly updated for 2016, and let your poet explore your workplace.
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.
Walt Whitman lived for 22 years in Brooklyn, and the city exerted a powerful influence on his poetry, especially “Leaves of Grass.”
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Walt Whitman’s “A Noiseless Patient Spider.”
If there was a common theme for our poets in this year’s Take Your Poet to Work Day celebration, it was that they didn’t want to be at work.
The worst state to borrow books for fictional children, what memoir is not, revising everything from poetry to the NSA. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Being literally incorrect, Sesame Street’s “Sons of Poetry, ” Walter White & Walt Whitman, why ask why you need an editor. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
10 great poems about work, new and old. Boss poems, work-life poems, work poems about various industries. Thoughtful to humorous!
I scheduled a date with Paul Chowder on Friday. We were supposed to hang out and talk about Sara Teasdale. He’d been going on about how some poets spend too much time thinking about death, like going to a movie and just waiting for the credits, which my dad taught me are very interesting if you […]
Who – what poems – would comprise your “poem-ography?”
The best in poetry, (and poetic things), this week with Matthew Kreider.
How do you write a catalog poem?
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) has been called “America’s Poet.” When he published the first edition of Leaves of Grass in 1855 (and he kept revising and republishing it for a long time), he changed the direction of American poetry and letters. For decades, some of his poems were memorized in schoolrooms across the United States. Time […]