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Poets and Poems: J.R.R. Tolkien and “Beowulf”

Poets and Poems: J.R.R. Tolkien and “Beowulf” | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
The newly published translation of "Beowulf" by J.R.R. Tolkien is both poetic prose and a reminder of the epic's influence on "The Lord of the Rings."
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Children's Books: 14 Reasons The Tale of Peter Rabbit Should Be Banned -

Children's Books: 14 Reasons The Tale of Peter Rabbit Should Be Banned - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' is a disturbing book. Here are 14 tongue-in-cheek reasons it should be banned.
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Delightfully tongue in cheek. Or, blackberries.

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Poetry at Work: Baking Bread -

Poetry at Work: Baking Bread - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Find poetry at work in the baking of bread: it's swimming in the yeast, sticking to the bowl, rising in the pan.
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Poem Analysis: Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach - Tweetspeak, New York USA

Poem Analysis: Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach - Tweetspeak, New York USA | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
An evocative poem analysis focusing on the imagery in Dover Beach. Insightful and intriguing.
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Revamping The Raven—and Other Writing Mischief -

Revamping The Raven—and Other Writing Mischief - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
What does it mean to have a well-rounded writing approach? It might require a dog, a cup of tea, and Poe's "The Raven."
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Write Funny: What's Wrong With This Joke? - EatLoveRead.me

Write Funny: What's Wrong With This Joke? - EatLoveRead.me | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Want to write funny? You might have to indulge in wrongs.
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How to Write a Poem: Jealous Poem Stacks -

How to Write a Poem: Jealous Poem Stacks - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
English Teaching Resources: Poem stacks are good for starting something. Good for jealous days.
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Eating and Drinking Poems: Philip Levine's 'The Simple Truth'

Eating and Drinking Poems: Philip Levine's 'The Simple Truth' | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Alexandra Barylski Stott pairs her Polish grandmother's recipe for perogies with Philip Levine's 'The Simple Truth'
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Say Cheese Poetry Prompt and a Playlist -

Say Cheese Poetry Prompt and a Playlist - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
It's time for a new cheese poetry prompt and a playlist. We've got unique songs and a prompt that's sure to bring on the cheese.
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Infographic: Simpleton's Guide to Pride & Prejudice

Infographic: Simpleton's Guide to Pride & Prejudice | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Happy 200th birthday, Pride & Prejudice. Instead of cake, we made you an infographic. Take that for a turn around the drawing room.
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National Poetry Month Events: Pick a Poem for Library Hotel -

National Poetry Month Events: Pick a Poem for Library Hotel - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
For National Poetry Month, Library Hotel, Best American Poetry, and TS Poetry are asking you to pick a poem for the Library Hotel's beautiful Poetry Garden.
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English Teaching Resources: Incidentally, Yahtzee is an English Game (part 1) -

English Teaching Resources: Incidentally, Yahtzee is an English Game (part 1) - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Yahtzee is not just a math game. No kidding. Consider using it in English class.
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Ode To Rice Krispies: Playlist and Poetry Prompt -

Ode To Rice Krispies: Playlist and Poetry Prompt - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Welcome to this month's poetry prompt and playlist! Listen along with us and write an ode to Rice Krispies, or your favorite breakfast cereal.
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Maya Angelou: The Poetry, and Life, of Reinvention

Maya Angelou: The Poetry, and Life, of Reinvention | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
A reflection on the life and poetry of Maya Angelou, who died last week at 86.
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Maya Angelou was an unlikely candidate for literary success. But she reinvented herself, more than once.

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Take Your Poet to Work Day is Coming July 16 -

Take Your Poet to Work Day is Coming July 16 - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming July 16. We have a brand new crew of poets that are eager for the chance to go to work with you.
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Poets and Poems: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and “Prussian Nights”

Poets and Poems: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and “Prussian Nights” | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
"Prussian Nights" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reminds us that victory in war doesn't automatically mean moral superiority over an enemy.
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Chilling. Important. Poignant.

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Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years- Tweetspeak, NY, USA

Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years- Tweetspeak, NY, USA | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
One of the best resources for Haiku in English, this is a helpful book. Check out the wonderful sample haiku and maybe go haiku hunting in Emily Dickinson.
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Twitter Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Tweets -

Twitter Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Tweets - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
One of the things poetry and Twitter have in common (when done well) is an economy of words. When we see good Twitter poetry, we stop and take notice.
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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Writers Conference -

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Writers Conference - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Are you planning to attend a writing conference this Spring or Summer? Charity Singleton Craig has 5 tips to help you make the most of your next one.
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Top Poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day

Top Poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
We don't want you to be caught poem-less on Poem in Your Pocket Day. Choose one of these ten short poems to keep with you all day.
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Top Ten Reasons We Dare You to Give an English Teacher "How to Read a Poem" (and a Giveaway) -

Top Ten Reasons We Dare You to Give an English Teacher "How to Read a Poem" (and a Giveaway) - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
We dare you to give "How to Read a Poem" to an English teacher. Here are our Top 10 reasons, plus a giveaway.
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National Poetry Month: Win 2 With Haiku, at Library Hotel -

National Poetry Month: Win 2 With Haiku, at Library Hotel - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Now you can win a two-night stay at the Library Hotel in NYC. With your original haiku! National Poetry Month contest winners announced May 5.
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How to Write an Ode Infographic

How to Write an Ode Infographic | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Our new "In Praise of the Ode" infographic will give you a little ode history, famous odes and ode-lers, and some great tips on how to write an ode.
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How to Become a Better Writer: Bike Store Artist Date -

How to Become a Better Writer: Bike Store Artist Date - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Become a better writer and tap into your creativity with an Artist Date in the showroom of a Daytona Beach bike shop.
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Ode to the Ode -

Ode to the Ode - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Whether its in praise of a stapler, an old t-shirt or a frog, Marjorie Maddox tells us we need the "cadence of praise." We need the Ode.
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