Tips - Poetry Teatime
Beginning a Poem

Beginning a Poem

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the start of something new? Maybe it's something you've never tried before and you don't know where to start. Maybe you have too many ideas and can't narrow them down.

Today, we'll be de-mystifying one part of the poetry writing process: beginnings. If you've never written a poem before, today's the perfect chance to start!

Poetry Prompt: Patterns

Poetry Prompt: Patterns

Poetry is a type of writing that's defined by patterns. Whether it's the number of lines in a stanza or the beats of rhythm and rhyme in a line, you'll find patterns everywhere in every poem you read. So for today's poetry prompt, we'll be diving into patterns and using them to inspire our writing!

Movie Themed Teatime

Movie Themed Teatime

Pull up a chair, sit back, and relax, because the show is about to begin! Today, we’ll be exploring all the ways that movies and poetry overlap, from quotes used in movies to entire films based on a poem. So pop some popcorn and let’s get started!

Poetry Prompt: Stargazing

Poetry Prompt: Stargazing

It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, the perfect time of year to stay up late and stare up at the night sky! It's also a great time to create some stargazing stories and poems. So grab your telescopes and let's go!

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!

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.