Ever heard of a syair? What about twin cinema? While one of those poetic forms is ancient and one is brand new, they do have one thing in common: they were both created in Asia. In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month in the US, let’s take a look at the vast array of forms in Asian and Pacific poetry.
From Sibling Appreciation Day to Asparagus Day, calendars around the world are packed full of mostly-unofficial celebrations. Have you ever wondered why there are so many weird and wacky holidays? Get ready to think about holidays and create your own with today's poetry prompt!
This Mother's Day, use poetry to thank the mothers in your family for the wealth of wisdom, support, and love they give each day. Pull up a chair, write a note, and read some poetry for Mother's Day!
It’s May, and the birds are singing, the leaves are growing, and the rain is falling in the Northern Hemisphere! Wherever you live, May is a great month to celebrate the wonderful and amazing world outdoors. So go outside, take some deep breaths, and enjoy the world around you in today’s Poetry Teatime!
From cookie dough bites to granola bars and from cheesecake to pie, there's a no-bake recipe that will satisfy all of your sweet cravings. Let's dig into some simple and delicious no-bake recipes perfect for your next Poetry Teatime!
Picture a poem you really love, one that makes you laugh or cry or full of joy. Now, think about who wrote it. If they were in front of you now, what would you ask them? What do you think they'd say? Today's your chance to dream big and write a letter to a poet.
If you think a canzone is a folded pizza or a strambotto is a type of pasta, then it’s time to put down your fork and spoon and dig into some Italian poetry! Get ready to travel across time and space and investigate the awe-inspiring variety of Italian poems.
In the spirit of National Poetry Month, enjoy a fun spring-themed poetry activity! Today’s game is perfect if you’d like to switch up the way you interact with poetry and language. Grab your art supplies and a basket of eggs, because it’s time for a poetry egg hunt!