Celebrating Asian American Heritage

Celebrating Asian American Heritage

The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We get to celebrate the incredible contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders to American culture this month. If you aren’t familiar with Asian/Pacific American poets, today’s post will give you a good place to get started!

All About Nursery Rhymes & Lullabies

All About Nursery Rhymes & Lullabies

Chances are, if you’ve grown up reading poetry, you’ve heard a nursery rhyme or twenty. They’re catchy, easy to sing, and full of nonsense. But did you know that nursery rhymes actually have a long history, and many of them have surprising origin stories? Read on to discover the fascinating past of nursery rhymes and lullabies, and get some ideas for more rhymes to explore in your teatime!

Poetry Prompt: In Twenty Years...

Poetry Prompt: In Twenty Years...

What do you dream of doing in twenty years? Will you become the first person to set foot on Mars? Maybe you’ll invent flying cars. Or perhaps you’ll perfect the recipe for the most delicious chocolate chip cookies ever created. Today, it’s time to dream some dreams and write some poetry!

Celebrating Irish Poetry

Celebrating Irish Poetry

The Emerald Isle has a rich history of poets and poetry. You may know that the first limericks were written in Ireland, but did you know that Ireland is home to other verse forms like ae freslige and Deibhidhe Guilbnech Dialtach? For today’s teatime, come prepared with a touch of green and get ready to celebrate the wonders of Irish poetry!

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!

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!