Learn About Epic Poetry

Learn About Epic Poetry

Image a type of poetry found in ancient cultures all over the world, detailing the most exciting heroic struggles and achievements imaginable. Epic poems do just that! Epics can be found in cultures as far apart as Kenya, India, and Finland. So get your myth-reading voices ready, because you’re about to be swept into a dangerous journey full of daring heroes, perilous quests, and the hope of victory!

All about Haikus

All about Haikus

What’s a haiku? It’s a moment in time captured in three short lines of poetry. It’s the instant before a bird lands on the surface of a still pond. It’s the curl of wind that nudges a single leaf aside and lets a gleam of sunlight through. It’s the ribbon of cloud that crosses a full moon. Haikus give us a moment to pause and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.

Edgar Allan Poe Teatime

Edgar Allan Poe Teatime

In the season of spookiness, who better to celebrate than Edgar Allan Poe and his immortal raven! If you’ve ever read a spooky story, chances are it was in some way influenced by Poe. Poe is credited with inventing detective fiction and inspiring both early science fiction and horror. So get ready for cries of “nevermore!” in today’s teatime celebrating Poe!

Leaf Poetry

Leaf Poetry

It’s fall! The air is crisp, apples are starting to thump to the ground in orchards, and bats are swooping around in the dusk. For today’s teatime, we’d like to offer plenty of ways to use the multitude of leaves now littering your yard. So go outside, scoop up a handful, brew some hot apple cider, and enjoy a leafy Poetry Teatime!

Sensory Teatime

Sensory Teatime

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!

Announcing... Pet Crazy!

Announcing... Pet Crazy!

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.

Poet Interview with Bob Raczka

Poet Interview with Bob Raczka

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.