Thanksgiving poem

an O'Keeffe cottonwood, Creede, Colorado Mast Year Actually, It is work to sit and watch pecans fall Apparently, Here is where poems begin Anyway, That's why I didn't clean my room –Megan Willome … [Read more]

50 States Project: West Virginia

Photo by Steve Shook, "Greetings from West Virginia - Large Letter Postcard," via Flickr Wanna go to wild, wonderful West Virginia? It's a haven for those who love the outdoors. Published October 22, … [Read more]

Hermit Crab Essay 001

Callie Feyen is doing a series about hermit crab essays over at Tweetspeak Poetry. Her first one is titled How to Do a Switch Leap. She describes the essay in this way: A hermit crab essay, described by Suzanne Paola and Brenda Miller in Tell … [Read more]

Reading Generously: ‘Mildred’s Garden’ by Laura Boggess

Have you ever been wrong about a book? It's like being wrong about a flower. Published October 1, 2021 … [Read more]

50 States Project: Illinois

Published September 17, 2021 The state fossil of Illinois is the mysterious Tully monster—easily visible from a U-Haul truck. … [Read more]

By Heart: ‘Somewhere or Other’ by Christina Rossetti

Published September 24, 2021 Sometimes to see beauty in a poem, you have to see the poem illustrated. View Christina Rossetti's "Somewhere or Other." … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: Anna Dewdney’s ‘Llama Llama’ series

Published September 10, 2021 Even when Llama Mama is gone, she's never far away, even though Llama Llama has a lot of feelings about going to school without … [Read more]

Reading Generously: ‘Jane Eyre’ x2

Published September 3, 2021 … [Read more]

50 States Project: Oklahoma

Published August 20, 2021 … [Read more]

By Heart: ‘What Men Die For Lack Of’ by Abigail Carroll

Published August 27, 2021 … [Read more]