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!

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.

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.