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.

Learn About Rhyme

Learn About Rhyme

Rhymes are one of the most exciting elements of poetry. They are created by using the same or similar sounds in different words, usually at the end of words. Rhymes help to connect lines of poetry together and give poetry its songlike quality. If you’ve ever sung a lullaby or read a nursery rhyme aloud, you’ll notice how important the rhymes are to capturing kids’ attention.

Metaphor & Simile

Metaphor & Simile

The sky on a clear day is like the inside of a huge balloon swelling up, up, up into space. My cat is a wisp of smoke that slips between the gap in the fence on a cold morning. What do both of these sentences have in common? They use the wonderful tools of metaphors and similes to craft images.

Poet Interview: Irene Latham

Poet Interview: Irene Latham

Today we are delighted to welcome the wonderful Irene Latham to the Poetry Teatime blog. Irene is an author and poet who has written two novels for children and multiple volumes of poetry for both children and adults. Last year, she received the prestigious International Literary Association’s Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award. Her works span continents from small towns in Alabama to the wastes of Antarctica. Enjoy getting to know Irene more in the interview below!