L.L. Barkat

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Get Ready for Poetry on Two Sides of the Pond with Fun Shareable Graphics

Get ready for Poetry on Two Sides of the Pond with fun shareable graphics to celebrate Britain's National Poetry Day and our Random Acts of Poetry …

Help Us Celebrate National Poetry Day on Oct. 6!

This week, I’m completing an online course, William Wordsworth: Poetry, People, and Place. Offered by Lancaster University in partnership with the …

Poetry

Poetry Prompt: Starbucks

Coffee is the lifeblood of many Americans. In fact, about 83 percent of adult Americans drink coffee each day. The U.S. is the biggest consumer of …

Poetry | Poems | English Poetry | Funny Poetry, New York, USA

Poetry, English Poetry & Funny Poetry is available from our website in New York & the USA. Contact us for more info about our Poems in New York & the …

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Top 10 Car and Truck Poems

In my line of work, I have to know a little about cars. Enough at least to talk to a mechanic or body man without being laughed out of the shop. And …

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Poets and Poems: Leon Stokesbury and “You Are Here”

It’s unusual to find myself laughing out loud while reading a book of poetry, but that’s what I did with You Are Here: Poems New & Old <b></b>by Leon …

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Poetry Prompt: Upon Thy Promising Fortune

William Shakespeare was a prolific writer who introduced thousands of words and phrases into the English language. Some suggest, however, that …

Poetry

Regional Tour: Garden of the Gods, Colorado

From a faraway, wagon-train view from the plains, what stands out as you lift your gaze toward Colorado Springs is Pikes Peak—one of Colorado’s …

Outdoors

10 Great Ideas to Create Your Dream Reading Nook

If you like to read as much as I do, then you deserve a dream reading nook. Nooks are not just for children; treat yourself to a sanctuary where you …

Poetry

The Magician's Elephant Book Club: The Truth is Forever Changing

It could be said that the magician was simply doing the very thing he was put on the earth to do: Magic. Amazing, mysterious, impossible magic. How …

Poetic Voices: Stephanie Rogers and Katie Manning

Two collections being published in October and November by poets Stephanie Rogers and Katie Manning are infused with the sense of loss, displacement, …

Poetry

Poetry Prompt: An Oath, A Vow, A Promise

We make promises. It’s how we assure others of our trustworthiness, and keeping promises helps cement our character. Maybe the promises guide us, …

Poetry

On Being Asked: Creating The Joy of Poetry - Part 1

When people ask why I wrote The Joy of Poetry, they’re usually shocked when I answer, “I was asked to.” The publisher, L.L. Barkat of T. S. Poetry …

Poetry

The Magician's Elephant Book Club: Naming Names

<i>Sister Marie was right, of course: everyone has a name.</i><p>— Kate DiCamillo, <i>The Magician’s Elephant</i><p>A recent survey by Mumsnet suggests that one in five …

Magic

Jen Karetnick: Pondering the Often Invisible

Publishing a collection of poetry is a big deal. Publishing two books of poetry with different publishers within a span of four months is a huge …

Poetry

Poetry Prompt: The Promise of Humanity

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.” —EB White<p>Most of what we see in the news these days is enough to drive you …

Poetry

Regional Tour: Grohmann Museum - Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

The Grohmann Museum features the world’s largest comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work—a gift to the Milwaukee School …

Art

O Me, O Miami: Expanding the Literary Culture of a Region One Poem at a Time

Imagine you had a goal for every person in your city to encounter a poem all in one month. Where would you start?<p>First, you might choose April, since …

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Poetry at the IRS: An Accidental Artist Date

I knew I was at the right address when I encountered a gun and handcuffs.<p>There, at the door, stood a sleepy police officer, complete with law …

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Coney Island: Hot Dogs, Ferris Wheels – and Poetry?

Before there was Disneyland and Six Flags, there was Coney Island. Located on the southern end of the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City, Coney …

Poetry

Prompt: Google Poetry

Google History<p>The two Stanford students didn’t like each other. In fact, they each considered the other “obnoxious.” However, after several arguments …

Google

Journey into Poetry: Mark Osler

A few weeks ago, Megan Willome sent me her new book The Joy of Poetry. I loved it, and I hope you will read it, too.<p>As I read her book, I found …

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Top 10 Dip into Poetry Lines

We enjoy a daily sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter, inviting you to take a dip into poetry with us. Perhaps for you, the poem could be a pool. …

Poetry

Reading & Books Prompt: Lose Yourself in a Book

We live in a world of instant gratification, where the universe is at our fingertips. We’re attached to mobile devices and use them for nearly …

Books

Writing Coach Podcast Series – I Am From

To begin exploring identity issues, consider a simple list poem known as “Where I’m From” or “I Am From.” As you remember people and places, smells …

Podcasting

Top 10 Science Poems

There are those who, in expression of their various poetry-oriented anxieties, would say that poetry feels like rocket science. And sure, if you’ve …

Poetry

Coloring Page Poems: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We’ve heard that coloring pages can be a good way to alleviate stress. And of course, we know that poetry is also a fine way to reduce stress. So …

Poetry

A Mistake Becomes a Discovery: John Holmes

Who was John Holmes?<p>I was working on two articles, both about lexicographer Samuel Johnson. One was a literary tour of his house in London; the other …

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Reading & Books Poetry Prompt: Reading to Children

All literature is created from our need to tell stories—about ourselves, others, or about the world—asserts The International Board on Books for …

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Poetry and Tea with the Boys

Sometime around 3 o’clock on a Tuesday or a Wednesday or a Thursday, no matter, I put the dented silver kettle on the stovetop. While the water …

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