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City Animals: Marilyn Singer's New Book

City Animals: Marilyn Singer's New Book

When you think of city animals, you might picture mice, rats, and pigeons. But did you know that you could meet wild monkeys, wild boar, bats, and butterflies in cities around the world? Marilyn Singer’s soon-to-be-released book, Wild in the Streets, celebrates twenty of these wild and wonderful city creatures!

Emily Dickinson Teatime

Emily Dickinson Teatime

Emily Dickinson is one of the most celebrated poets in American history. Her careful observation of the world around her and her distinct style of dashes and short lines make her a fantastic poet to study and read. Today, we’ll be looking at a few of her poems as well as some fun facts about her. So let’s dive in!

Poetry Prompt: Sports Poetry

Poetry Prompt: Sports Poetry

Are you part of a team? Love running cross-country or playing baseball? Prefer to watch basketball or soccer from your couch? Or do you do both? Whatever your relationship is to sports, there's a sports-related poetry prompt for you!

Archaeology Themed Teatime

Archaeology Themed Teatime

Do you dream of being the next Indiana Jones? Want to explore ruins in the desert or excavate Roman artifacts across Europe? Then buckle up and get your jeep ready, because today’s Poetry Teatime is all about archaeology!

Poetry Prompt: Upside Down Poetry

Poetry Prompt: Upside Down Poetry

Today's poetry prompt involves looking at the world in a whole new way. Of course, that's what poets do every day, but today we're going to take that a few steps farther. So get ready to look at the world...upside down!

Learn About Middle Eastern Poetry

Learn About Middle Eastern Poetry

At a time when poetry in Europe was in its earliest stages, the Middle East already had a robust tradition of poetry. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the breadth of Middle Eastern poetry, from the ghazal to the qasida, in areas from modern-day Iran through Ancient Egypt. So let’s dive in!

Poetry Prompt: Writing a Collection

Poetry Prompt: Writing a Collection

So far, our poetry prompts have focused on inspiration for one poem or one new idea. But what if you wanted to write a collection of poems instead? How would you get started? Today's prompt will help you develop a group of ideas you can turn into poetry.

Themed Teatimes: Master List

Themed Teatimes: Master List

Have you ever wanted to try a themed teatime, but you aren't sure which one would be a good fit for your family? This master list includes all of our themed Poetry Teatimes, perfect for the whole year! From Winnie-the-Pooh to pirates, there's a teatime to please everyone. So let's dive in!