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.
Bethany Rohde sends a new postcard from Burrow & Meadow with raindrops that inhabit the memory of a young daughter.
Tania Runyan reflects on The Karate Kid and writes a letter to Clarisse McClellan from Fahrenheit 451.
Bethany Rohde stays in a scene for the smoothing of edges in her latest postcard to you, from Burrow & Meadow.
In the final installment of our The Great Gatsby book club, Tania Runyan explores what it means to be “borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Can the villanelle come round again? Poet Richard Pierce responds to Dylan Thomas’s famous villanelle with a powerful one of his own.
Chapters 3 and 4 of The Great Gatsby are full of mystery, contradictions and linguistic switch-ups as the books themes begin to take shape.
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Not all the boys on the island will admit it, but homesickness is one of the greatest challenges the Lord of the Flies characters face. Poet Tania Runyan and the boys of the island explore a “letters home” epistolary poetry prompt.
Buried in the rich symbolism of Lord of the Flies, Tania Runyan finds a poem for the conch.
Tania Runyan explores the fear experienced by To Kill a Mockingbird’s Tom Robinson with a tragic rondeau poem.
Imagine the secrets of Boo Radley, get creative & put your imagination into a poem. Read a To Kill a Mockingbird poem by Tania Runyan first, to get started!
In this week’s Poetry Club Tea Date, enjoy a new poetry prompt started with a line from Effie Lee Newsome’s “Peacock Feather.”
In this week’s Poetry Club Tea Date, enjoy a new poetry prompt started with a line from L.L. Barkat’s “You Had Not Known.”
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, Callie Feyen considers the role of our feelings in moving our writing forward. Join us!
In the latest Read Like a Writer column, Charlotte Donlon explores the use of personification technique to bring words to life.
How is an exploration on the beach like an experience in a new school, a new town, or a new phase of life? Come write with a beach metaphor!
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.
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.