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What is Poetry: Last Word (at least for now) -

What is Poetry: Last Word (at least for now) - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
What is poetry? A shot in some dark, a walk in some woods, a maker's feel for the material at hand, an intuition of what is needed?
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The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist -

The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.
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The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa -

The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In The Essential Haiku, there are biographical notes, thoughts on poetry, diary-type entries, and a few long poems. But the haiku is the main attraction.
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Top Ten Rose Poems -

Top Ten Rose Poems - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Robbie Burns didn't write the first rose poem. But he may have written one of the best. Enjoy this fresh bouquet of a dozen (minus two) rose poems.
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The Surprising Poetry of Arianna Huffington's Thrive

The Surprising Poetry of Arianna Huffington's Thrive | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
When you think Huffington Post, what comes to mind? It might not be poetry. But poetry is at the heart of Arianna Huffington and her book Thrive.
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The House Tells a Story -

The House Tells a Story - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
The story we need to hear now is how it happened. Its origin. Its cause. The ruins of a family’s home becomes a storyteller over the next eight hours.
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Common Core Picture Poems: Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 -

Common Core Picture Poems: Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. This week we consider Shakespeare's Sonnet 73.
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Eating and Drinking Poems: May Swenson's "Strawberrying" -

Eating and Drinking Poems: May Swenson's "Strawberrying" - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In honor of the last days of summer, Kathryn Neel shares an old family recipe for strawberry ice cream to go with May Swenson’s poem, “Strawberrying.”
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Laura Inman and "The Poetic World of Emily Brontë"

Laura Inman and "The Poetic World of Emily Brontë" | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
"The Poetic World of Emily Brontë" by Laura Inman is a wonderful way to be introduced to her poetry, seen through the lens of her novel "Wuthering Heights"
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$1,000 Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Poetry may already be a part of your life, and if it is, this scholarship might suit you. A one-time award of $1,000, you can use it to pursue any major. Apply as a high school senior or up through your sophomore year in college.

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Top 10 Laundry Poems (and a Giveaway) -

Top 10 Laundry Poems (and a Giveaway) - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Take a break from your laundry hanging, or ironing, or presoaking, and enjoy this neatly folded basket of laundry poems.
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Give us your laundry poems and we might give you a subscription to Scratch Magazine! (appeared this week in the New York Times)

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Independence Poems - Tweetspeak Poetry - New York, USA

Independence Poems - Tweetspeak Poetry - New York, USA | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
All of us want a little independence; some of us want a lot. Which is to say that independence isn't only a political thing. Here are 10 independence poems.
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Top 10 Summer Poems - from Tweetspeak, New York, USA

Top 10 Summer Poems - from Tweetspeak, New York, USA | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Stretch out these summer days as long as possible with this great collection of summer poems, from dandelions to love on the beach to patio umbrellas.
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September Beat: The Beat Poets

September Beat: The Beat Poets | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
The Beat poets - Kerouac, Ginsberg, O'Hara, others - were unconventional in their writing and lives, and had a major impact on American culture.
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Poets and Poems: Meeting Edgar Allan Poe

Poets and Poems: Meeting Edgar Allan Poe | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
A new short biography of Edgar Allan Poe is an excellent introduction to an American literary icon.
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Literary Tour: San Jose Museum of Art -

Literary Tour: San Jose Museum of Art - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
For today's Literary Tour, we join Dolly Lee on a visit to the San Jose Art Museum with a docent who instructs us to take a closer look.
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The Progression of a Writing Life Part 2: Risk -

The Progression of a Writing Life Part 2: Risk - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In Part 2 of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the role of risk for writers—and snowboarders.
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Art Education & Theory: Draw Me a Cursive Tree -

Art Education & Theory: Draw Me a Cursive Tree - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Could art education be purposely linked to cursive writing? One artist aims to find out.
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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets -

Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Few things make us happier than reading excellent poems on Twitter. Here are 10 of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.
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Poets and Poems: Alexander Blok and “The Stranger”

Poets and Poems: Alexander Blok and “The Stranger” | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In his lifetime, Alexander Blok was considered one of the finest of all Russian poets. He still carries that accolade today.
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Common Core Picture Poems: Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts -

Common Core Picture Poems: Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. We start this week with Musee des Beaux Arts by W. H. Auden.
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Poets and Poems: Boris Pasternak and “February”

Poets and Poems: Boris Pasternak and “February” | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
"February: Poems" by Boris Pasternak reflect the poet (and novelist's) experience of living in a Russia marked by war, revolution, civil war, and oppressive communism.
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Top 10 YA and Children's Books -

Top 10 YA and Children's Books - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Kimberlee Conway Ireton shares her top 10 YA and children's books (actually, 17 or so).
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The Poetry of World War I

The Poetry of World War I | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Tim Kendall's anthology "Poetry of the First World War" explains how poetry came to be so connected with "the war to end all wars."
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Literary Tour: Alcatraz -

Literary Tour: Alcatraz - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
I realize the children of Alcatraz prison staff once played on one end of the island and rode a ferry to San Francisco to attend school.
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