Spying may conjure up the image of a suave James Bond infiltrating ballrooms in Paris or Jason Bourne caught in a thrilling car chase. While not always so glamorous, spying does require Bond-like observation skills and an eye for both the familiar and the strange. Poetry is the perfect way to sharpen your spy-related skills—even a few famous authors have had a career as a spy (see more on that below). For help sharpening your senses, check out last week’s post about the five senses in poetry. Then, come back and throw an espionage-themed poetry teatime to prepare you for a lifetime of spying!
One of the best part of poems is how they tickle your tastebuds, nudge your nose, enchant your eyes, ruffle your fingertips, and make your five senses come to life! In this post, you'll discover poems packed with sensory imagery. We also have ideas for activities that appeal to all of your senses. So brew a cup of tea, grab some poetry, and dive in!
About a year ago, we were delighted to host Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell on the Poetry Teatime blog for an interview. Now, they are back again with their latest collection of poetry about one of our favorite topics: pets! Their new book Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power Book combines the helpful resources of their Poetry Friday series with fun new poems by a wide range of contemporary poets about our favorite nonhuman friends.
Today we are delighted to welcome the wonderful and hilarious Bob Raczka to the blog. Bob is a prolific writer and artist whose work always pushes the boundaries of the experimental and visually intriguing.
Did you know that about 94% of life on earth is aquatic? That means that most of the life we interact with is a tiny fraction of all the creatures on earth! Today’s teatime will take us under the sea to explore all of the exciting and mysterious creatures living beyond our sight.
We are excited to announce the 2017 Poetry Teatime Photo Contest! This week, we invite all Poetry Teatime enthusiasts to record your family's teatime and enter our contest for the chance to win a whole host of exciting tea and poetry-themed prizes!
[UPDATED] We have a winner! Find out who below.
We invite you to enrich your poetry teatimes with some of our favorite selections of poetry! Purchase the titles below or download this printable list to take with you to the library (includes Dewey Decimal numbers).
A poetry slam sounds like a mysterious, scary, and intimidating thing. Will poetry books fly through the air and slam into your face? Not at all! In fact, a poetry slam is just reading poems aloud in a public place to celebrate poetry. The first poetry slam happened in 1986 in Chicago. Since then, poetry slams have spread throughout the world, both competitively and for fun.