Poetry Prompt: Ode to Sickness

Poetry Prompt: Ode to Sickness

It’s the time of year for sniffles and sickness. Today, though, instead of groaning at the common cold, we’re going to channel all the stuffy germ-y sickness into poetry!

Poetry Prompt: Fairy Tale Characters

Poetry Prompt: Fairy Tale Characters

Who is one of your favorite fairy tale characters? Maybe it’s Rapunzel, or perhaps the Goose Girl. What about your least favorite? The Big Bad Wolf? In today’s poetry prompt, you can reimagine the good, the bad, and the ugly fairy tale characters through poetry!

Art Themed Teatime

Art Themed Teatime

Ever seen a painting so beautiful you can’t stop talking about it? Maybe you even hang a picture of it in your house and point it out to everyone who visits. That’s what many poets did, too! They found a work of art that they loved and told everyone by writing a poem about it. Today’s teatime celebrates that beautiful combination of art and poetry. You’ll have a chance to explore poems based on artwork, decorate artistically, and try writing some art-based poetry for yourself!

Publishing Your Poetry

Publishing Your Poetry

So you’ve written a poem you love and you’ve rewritten it so that it’s vivid and powerful. Maybe you’re ready to shout it from the rooftops for everyone to hear, or maybe you just want one or two people to see what you’ve written. Read on for plenty of ways, both big and little, to share your poetry with the world!

Japanese Teatime

Japanese Teatime

Japan has one of the most elaborate tea ceremonies in the world. It involves special utensils, treats, gestures, and an entire philosophy for sharing tea! In today’s post, learn about this philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony and ways to incorporate some of those practices into your own teatime routines.

How to Revise Your Poetry

How to Revise Your Poetry

So you’ve written a poem. What next? In today’s post, we’ll take you through some suggestions for creating a poem that’s focused, uses just the right words, and leaves your readers feeling changed.

Winter Olympics Teatime Story

Winter Olympics Teatime Story

Today we're featuring an amazing Winter Olympics-themed Poetry Teatime from one of our Brave Writer families! Stay tuned for a fantastic centerpiece, poems to read, and cool Olympic activities to try.

How to Write a Poem

How to Write a Poem

Last week we discussed some myths about writing poetry. Now, it’s time to get down to business and actually write a poem! Grab a pencil and paper and buckle up for plenty of ideas for poems, ways to brainstorm your poem idea before you start writing, and strategies for writing your poem.