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!
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!
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!
Today's poetry prompt pushes the boundaries of "rules" for poetry. It's a mix of the traditional sonnet and the brand new innovation of found poetry. It's a type of poem developed in Singapore in 2017! So let's dig in to the found//fount sonnet.
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.
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!
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.