There is something powerful about ruins. They make us think about the greatness of the past and the passage of time. They remind us of history and the future. It's no wonder that ruins have been a source of poetic inspiration for a very long time.
If you’ve never heard of Christina Rossetti, then you’re in for a treat! One of the Victorian Era’s most famous poets, Rossetti wrote beautiful otherworldly poems about love and loss as well as famous carols and Christmas poems like “In the Bleak Midwinter.”
Here at Poetry Teatime, we love Charles Ghigna. Also known as "Father Goose," he's written poetry about funky animals, protecting the environment, and even fun seasonal math! Today, we're celebrating his brand new book, Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer.
It’s September, which means we’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. This month, we recognize the wonderful achievements of Latin Americans. Today, we’d like to focus on the poetry of Chilean writer Pablo Neruda.
Did you know that Lewis Carroll, inventor of the Alice in Wonderland stories, was a mathematician who taught at Oxford and wrote eleven mathematical books? Of course, he’s better known as a lifelong storyteller, beginning with his twelve siblings and even entertaining Queen Victoria’s children with his tales! Let’s celebrate Carroll and his imaginary worlds in today's teatime.
Here at Poetry Teatime, we've introduced many poets. We've celebrated poets from history through themed teatimes, and we've interviewed children's poets writing today. This master list includes all of our articles about poets both past and present.
It’s time to put on some tunes, pour a cup of tea, and swing to poetry. From jazz to hip hop and from classical to rap, let's read poems that will make you dance and sing!
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!