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5 Reasons You Should Read Aloud (Maybe Even to Your Pets!) -

5 Reasons You Should Read Aloud (Maybe Even to Your Pets!) - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Do you ever read aloud to friends and family, or even to a pet? Sharon A. Gibbs does and gives you 5 great reasons you should, too.
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Poets and Poems: Tara Skurtu and “The Amoeba Game” -

Poets and Poems: Tara Skurtu and “The Amoeba Game” - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In "The Amoeba Game," poet Tara Skurtu explores her American and Romanian roots and writes about life, childhood, self-discovery, and identity.
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Children's Book Club: Eggday -

Children's Book Club: Eggday - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
A pig, a horse, and a goat can't win a best egg competition? Can they?
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Storm in a Teacup: Slowing to the Speed of Tea -

Storm in a Teacup: Slowing to the Speed of Tea - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In this week's book club discussion of Helen Czerski's Storm in a Teacup, we consider the importance of time, speed, and certain substances we'd rather not mention.
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How to Read at an Open Mic -

How to Read at an Open Mic - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
So you want to read a poem at an open mic? We’ve got great tips for you, including how to avoid the “poem line” mistake everyone else makes.
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How to Find the Best Poems -

How to Find the Best Poems - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
We spend hundreds of hours looking for the best poems, so you don't have to. Sit back and enjoy daily delivery of only the best poems, plus great photos!
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Adopting Poetry (Texas) and Reaching for the Stars -

Adopting Poetry (Texas) and Reaching for the Stars - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
From Poetry, a little town in Texas, to a star named Poetry in the Centaur constellation, we're finding (and creating) poetry in place (and in space). Come name a star for poetry.
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Bears & Beasts: Teddy Bear Comfort -

Bears & Beasts: Teddy Bear Comfort - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Worn down, threadbare, and beloved— the teddy bear is a child's first buddy. Think back to your childhood and pay homage to the most honored of stuffed animals with poetry.
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From I Hate to Cook to the Joy of Cooking: A Writer's Favorite Cookbooks -

From I Hate to Cook to the Joy of Cooking: A Writer's Favorite Cookbooks - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Laura Willis shares her favorite cookbooks, along with memories of the cookbooks that warmed her mother's and grandmothers' kitchens.
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Poets and Poems: Luke Kennard and “Cain” -

Poets and Poems: Luke Kennard and “Cain” - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In "Cain: Poems," British poet Luke Kennard has brought the biblical character of Cain into contemporary life, with funny and poignant results.
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Put a Little Song in Your Heart—with Latino Nursery Rhymes from Canticos -

Put a Little Song in Your Heart—with Latino Nursery Rhymes from Canticos - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Put a little song—and a little Spanish—in your heart with these books based on Latino nursery rhymes from Canticos.
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Book Club Announcement: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life -

Book Club Announcement: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Join us beginning November 1 for a "romp through the physical world" in our upcoming book club on Helen Czerski's Storm In A Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life.
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Make a Conscious Decision: It's Random Acts of Poetry Day! -

Make a Conscious Decision: It's Random Acts of Poetry Day! - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Today is Random Acts of Poetry Day. Make a conscious decision to share a little random poetry in your world today. We could all use such an act of kindness.
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Eating and Drinking Poems: Anne Overstreet's "Under Heaven" -

Eating and Drinking Poems: Anne Overstreet's "Under Heaven" - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet's "Under Heaven" in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
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How to Get Your Poems Published -

How to Get Your Poems Published - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Want to get your poems published? This free resource will give you the best guidance, including how to avoid sneaky scams and how to get on an editor's good side!
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Regional Tour: Booklover Footloose in Wonderland (Yellowstone National Park) -

Regional Tour: Booklover Footloose in Wonderland (Yellowstone National Park) - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Laurie Klein takes us on a breathtaking regional (and literary) tour of Yellowstone National Park, complete with geysers, thermophiles and the Morning Glory Pool.
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What Made 1922 a Literary Watershed Year? -

What Made 1922 a Literary Watershed Year? - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
In 1922, everything changed in literature, as James Joyce's "Ulysses" and T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" brought modernism to fiction and poetry.
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Boxes & Baskets: Animate Poetry Prompt -

Boxes & Baskets: Animate Poetry Prompt - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to become unique and unusual Boxes & Baskets. Whether a square container or one woven with a handle, adventure awaits. Join us, animate yourself, and create poetry.
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Reading in the Wild: October's Pages -

Reading in the Wild: October's Pages - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your October pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her October good reads.
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Storm in a Teacup: Rocket Post & The Ideal Gas Law -

Storm in a Teacup: Rocket Post & The Ideal Gas Law - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Today we knock around with gas molecules and imagine flights of fancy with Gerhard Zucker's rocket post mail delivery in our first book club discussion of Storm in a Teacup.
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Day of the Dead: Skeletons, Stories, Songs, Poetry -

Day of the Dead: Skeletons, Stories, Songs, Poetry - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Celebrate Day of the Dead with skeletons, calaveras poems, and children's books. Best enjoyed with a side of sweet skull cakes.
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A Is For Azure: The Alphabet in Colors—Xanthic Fun Facts & Poetry Prompt -

A Is For Azure: The Alphabet in Colors—Xanthic Fun Facts & Poetry Prompt - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover xanthic. Learn facts about this bright yellow color, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
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Bears & Beasts Poetry Prompt: Fairytale Beasts -

Bears & Beasts Poetry Prompt: Fairytale Beasts - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Fairytales and fables invite us to an imaginary world with clever animals and princes bewitched and transformed into ghastly beasts. Create a beast of your own imagination, one whose story deserves to be told— with poetry.
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Tea Quest: De Fer Coffee and Tea -

Tea Quest: De Fer Coffee and Tea - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
Laura Brown makes her way to the local farmers market to sample teas from De Fer Coffee and Tea in the latest stop on the Pittsburgh tea quest tour.
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Write the Moon: A No-Write Poetry Prompt -

Write the Moon: A No-Write Poetry Prompt - | Poets & Writers: Tips, Prompts, and Inspiration | Scoop.it
With a little help from a possum, pumpkin spice, and a classroom of kindergartners, Callie Feyen has a no-write poetry prompt for fall.
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