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One of the most prestigious (and financially rewarding) prizes in poetry is the Poetry Book Society’s T.S. Eliot Prize. Founded in 1953 by T.S. Eliot …T. S. Eliot
In Aesop’s tale, “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” a sophisticated city mouse visits his cousin in the country. Feeling out of place and …Creative Writing
What Willie Nelson Taught Me about Storytelling – Night of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Washington, D.C.
To keep my butt in the chair while I’m writing, I’ve tried coffee, gummy worms, and a good pen. Most important, though, is a haunting memory. It …Storytelling
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 …Snowman
It is no secret that the beloved characters in Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin & Hobbes shed an amusing (and often poignant) light on the …
Perhaps it comes from having a long, rather unexpected career as a speechwriter, but I tend to listen carefully to spoken language, both in real time …
Most of us have dreamed of jetting off to a fabulous, exotic locale for an unforgettable vacation. Wherever your heart leads you, here are some of …
Just awakening to the day, I fluffed a nest of pillows behind my back and sat up to stretch, careful to keep my body heat trapped under the duvet for …Poetry
There’s no particular form or beauty to draw one’s eye to the old brick building that sits at the edge of Circle Drive. No stainless steel or glass …Michigan
When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.
East Coker is a village in Somersetshire. In 1667, Andrew Eliot emigrated from the village to the New World, specifically the American colonies. A …Poetry
When we were young we wanted to be astronauts, firemen, and pirates. We wanted to find buried treasure. We wanted to fly. Somewhere along the way our …Writing
Every time I hear someone say I don’t like poetry, or I’m not a poetry person, I think the opposite is true. I believe everyone is a poetry person. …Storytelling
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We find all kinds of things to write poems about, like food, and cheese, and the rock star Prince. At least, we write about food and Prince when we …Food
Scientists believe that dogs do, in fact, experience dreams. This is something dog owners have known all along. One glance at a sleeping puppy, with …Writing
A workshop that will help you write the best stories—to sell or to share.
Begins February 29, 2016. Limit 10 participants.
Stories make us more alive, …Madeleine L'Engle
A hands-on guide to help you design a powerful author or writer website, to share or sell your work and build your platformBegins February 15, 2016. …Writing
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last four years celebrating Poetry at Work Day it’s that each year it looks a little different. Sure, …Mathematics
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 …Great Books
Unexpectedly, I found Poetry at Work.I was sitting in a meeting, one of those interminable, stifling meetings that recurred weekly, a regular meeting …Poetry
Whether we worry or fantasize, all of us detach our minds from the mundane tasks of the day… and daydream.Our productivity-centric society tends to …Writing
Whether or not you’re the New Year’s resolution-making type or not, you probably understand that meeting your writing goals takes a combination of …Writing
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 …
In the quintessential book on dreams, The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud introduces the idea that activity in our unconscious mind can be …
Now that winter has finally made a more convincing showing and we are within the tiny single digits margin of shopping days before Christmas, the …
It’s been a long time since I fell in love with a movie, 34 years to be exact, and the movie was the Oscar Award-winning Chariots of Fire. Based on …New York City
The audience at the British Library for a discussion about a new annotated edition of T.S. Eliot’s poetry was largely an academic one: professors, …
Whether it’s called the sitting room, the parlor, drawing room, or family room, the living room is a space devoted to relaxing and socializing. The …