October Themed Teatime

October Themed Teatime

October is here, and so is the time for sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire, reading poems that send a tingle down your spine, and long walks through crunching leaves. So cuddle up with blankets and poems for today’s Poetry Teatime!

Poetry Prompt: Dramatic Monologue

Poetry Prompt: Dramatic Monologue

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you love making up different voices for your stuffed animals or dressing up as a pirate captain and sailing the seven seas? Today’s poetry prompt is all about getting into character. So read on and see if you’ve got the acting chops to pull off a dramatic monologue!

William Wordsworth Teatime

William Wordsworth Teatime

Did you know that William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy started a craze for picnicking that has lasted over two hundred years? So go ahead and pack your picnic basket, grab some poems, and get ready to enjoy the delights of nature in today’s William Wordsworth Poetry Teatime.

2018 Photo Contest: And the Winner Is...

2018 Photo Contest: And the Winner Is...

It's time to announce the winner of the 2018 Poetry Teatime Photo Contest! We were thrilled to receive so many wonderful images and stories of how Poetry Teatime has brought joy into your home. Read on to find out the winner and runners-up for the contest!

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month in the US. We’re celebrating here at Poetry Teatime by featuring the amazing work of Hispanic poets. If you haven’t read many poems by Hispanic writers, now’s your chance to get started!

Camping Themed Teatime

Camping Themed Teatime

Summer is the height of camping season, with lazy afternoons on the lake and fireflies sparkling in the dark. Fall is the time for woodsmoke and mugs of hot chocolate and stargazing on a cold, clear night. Whatever the time of year, why not celebrate the wonders of camping with your next Poetry Teatime? Whether you’re snuggled up indoors or out in the fresh air, get ready to dig into these camping-themed books, treats, and activities!

Learn About Poetic Terms

Learn About Poetic Terms

Did you know that a heroic couplet isn’t actually about heroes? Or that enjambment has nothing to do with jam? If you’re going to be reading a lot of poetry, it can be helpful to know some of the most important poetic terms. Read on to discover the definitions of these key terms in poetry.