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From Author to Publisher: L.L. Barkat's Thoughts Are for You -

From Author to Publisher: L.L. Barkat's Thoughts Are for You - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Learn the surprising continuity of thought that links Barkat's life as an author to her life as a publisher. The thoughts were, and still are, for you.
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2017 Poetry at Work Day Poster -

2017 Poetry at Work Day Poster - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
The annual worldwide celebration of Poetry at Work Day is coming January 10. Start getting your workplace ready with our free new 2017 poster designs.
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Book Club Announcement: The Art of Stillness -

Book Club Announcement: The Art of Stillness - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Join us on a trip to Nowhere in our new book club discussion of Pico Iyer's The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere beginning December 7.
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Forward Prize for Best First Collection: “Wife” by Tiphanie Yanique -

Forward Prize for Best First Collection: “Wife” by Tiphanie Yanique - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
"Wife," winner of the Forward Prize for best first collection, challenges our notions of what marriage mean, but ends up reaffirming the idea of commitment.
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Thank You Notes: Potatoes, Parsnips, and Other Root Vegetables -

Thank You Notes: Potatoes, Parsnips, and Other Root Vegetables - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing. This month, we're crafting thank-you's to potatoes, parsnips, and other root vegetables.
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Regional Tour: High Tea at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park -

Regional Tour: High Tea at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Take High Tea beside pristine waters and mountains ranging down-lake in receding tiers, azure to palest blue at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
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Poetry Prompt: Small Kindnesses -

Poetry Prompt: Small Kindnesses - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Kindness is the fruit of empathy and understanding. Just as poetry inspires our thoughts, words, and actions, let us inspire one another with poems about small kindnesses.
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Memoir Notebook: A Courtyard in Queens -

Memoir Notebook: A Courtyard in Queens - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Dheepa Maturi reflects on her little Queens, New York, courtyard and its open-minded, open-hearted embrace, which welcomed and encircled and protected her.
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Life Notes: What's Your Happiest Moment? -

Life Notes: What's Your Happiest Moment? - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
What's your happiest moment? We reach into the past in this "Life Notes" edition, to a high-armed couch and a mountain, to try to answer the question.
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William Wordsworth and the Language of the Common Man -

William Wordsworth and the Language of the Common Man - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Influenced by the American and French revolutions, William Wordsworth wrote poetry that used common language and spoke to feelings and imagination.
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Why Read a Poem at a Time Like This? -

Why Read a Poem at a Time Like This? - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Why read a poem? It can tell the truth slant with “superb surprise” and dazzle us, gradually or with swift and sudden force, into insight and action.
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Writing with Matisse in Mind -

Writing with Matisse in Mind - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Maureen Doallas finds that if you live with an artist like Henri Matisse long enough, he'll work his way into your writing.
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What the Book Needs: Creating The Joy of Poetry - Part 4 -

What the Book Needs: Creating The Joy of Poetry - Part 4 - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Megan Willome ends her 4-part series about creating The Joy of Poetry with a simple admonition for writers: be open to what your book needs.
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Persecuted Poets: Hearing the Voices Beyond Our Borders -

Persecuted Poets: Hearing the Voices Beyond Our Borders - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, it’s important to make room in our literary conversations for poets who were or are still silenced because they dared to be lanterns.
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A Window into Poetry and Change with Jane Hirshfield -

A Window into Poetry and Change with Jane Hirshfield - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In times of great change, we turn to poetry to make sense of what seems nonsensical, to comfort, and to explain, says poet Janet Hirshfield.
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Eating & Drinking Poems: Savoring Succotash

Eating & Drinking Poems: Savoring Succotash | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Is succotash something to be suffered or savored? A reflection on the dish, with a savory succotash poem and how to make succotash recipes.
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Milk and Butter Poetry Prompt: Life With Milk -

Milk and Butter Poetry Prompt: Life With Milk - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Milk is a significant part of the human story. Milk is a part of our beginnings. Pour yourself a glass, pull up a chair, and write poetry with us about milk and life.
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Poetry Dare: How to Commit Prufrock -

Poetry Dare: How to Commit Prufrock - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Sandra Heska King introduces her plan to commit Prufrock (to memory) and introduces our Barista Badges so you can join the fun and celebrate your progress.
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Forward Prize: “Measures of Expatriation” by Vahni Capildeo -

Forward Prize: “Measures of Expatriation” by Vahni Capildeo - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Forward Prize winner Vahni Capildeo and her "Measures of Expatriation" challenge our notions of what a poetry collection is and can be.
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The Healing Power of Poetry and Art -

The Healing Power of Poetry and Art - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Liberated from a concentration camp, Gerda Klein recited a line from German poet Goethe—a reminder of the healing power of poetry and art.
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William Wordsworth: “The Prelude” and the Poetry of Revision -

William Wordsworth: “The Prelude” and the Poetry of Revision - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Some 24 manuscripts, dated from 1798 to 1839, exist for "The Prelude," the autobiographical poem by William Wordsworth; they show the poetry of revision.
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Monster II: Halloween Prompt -

Monster II: Halloween Prompt - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Halloween is the perfect time to explore a little bit of the monster in all of us. Join us and write some Halloween-inspired poetry.
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How to Write an Acrostic Poem Infographic -

How to Write an Acrostic Poem Infographic - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Our new infographic will teach you how to write an acrostic poem and have you writing poetry soup for every meal.
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Don Paterson: Poet of Light and Dark in Life and in Ourselves -

Don Paterson: Poet of Light and Dark in Life and in Ourselves - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Don Paterson is an important voice in British poetry and letters. He writes of both the light and the dark in life and in ourselves.
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