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.

Five Myths About Writing Poetry

Five Myths About Writing Poetry

It’s always fun to grab a stack of poetry books and dig in, but writing your own poetry is equally exciting! If you haven't written a poem before, never fear. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be talking about some myths about writing poetry, steps for actually writing a poem, tips for editing your poems, and a whole lot of poetry prompts. For today, let’s take a look at some myths about writing poetry!

Celebrating Maya Angelou

Celebrating Maya Angelou

It’s February, which means we’re celebrating Black History Month in the United States. This month, we recognize the wonderful achievements of African Americans and remember our country’s history of racial tension. Today, we’d like to focus on the brilliant and multi-talented poet and writer, Maya Angelou.

Learn About Free Verse Poetry

Learn About Free Verse Poetry

Free verse poetry might feel like a foreign land for some and a familiar friend to others. Maybe you love the flowing sound and fun line breaks of free verse, or perhaps you prefer the rhythm and melody of Longfellow or Tennyson’s rhyming poems. No matter your experiences are with free verse, join us today to explore the vivid and breathtaking world of free verse poetry!

Poetry Collections for the Four Seasons

Poetry Collections for the Four Seasons

Winter is the perfect season to curl up beside the fireplace with a mug of cocoa or hot apple cider and read some poetry. But unless you love the constant chill drafts under the doorway and the icy frost on the windows of your car, you might be longing for a different season! That’s why we’d like to introduce some of our favorite collections of poetry about all four seasons for your enjoyment today. Bundle up and read on!

New Year's Poetry

New Year's Poetry

Happy New Year, Poetry Teatime! Today we would like to leave you with one of our favorite New Year-themed poems.