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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!

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: Found//Fount Sonnet

Poetry Prompt: Found//Fount Sonnet

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.

Types of Asian and Pacific Poetry

Types of Asian and Pacific Poetry

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.

Poetry for Mother's Day

Poetry for Mother's Day

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!

Learn About Italian Poetry

Learn About Italian Poetry

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.

Poetry for Women's History Month

Poetry for Women's History Month

It’s March, which means it’s Women’s History Month in the US! Join us today as we take a look at some famous female poets throughout history and suggest some poetry books to celebrate the wonderful contributions made by women.

How to Read a Poem, Part 5: So What?

How to Read a Poem, Part 5: So What?

Today, we’ll be wrapping up our series on how to read a poem by asking, “So what?” Now that we’ve read some poems, dug into poetic language, and examined form, it’s time to bring everything we've learned together.