By Heart: ‘Choices’ by Tess Gallagher

Published April 30, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/04/30/by-heart-choices-new-kate-baehr-challenge/ … [Read more]

50 States of Generosity: Washington

Published April 16, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/04/16/50-states-of-generosity-washington/ … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘Dry’ by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Published April 9, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/04/09/childrens-book-club-dry-by-neal-shusterman-and-jarrod-shusterman/ … [Read more]

Reading Generously: ‘How to Read a Form Poem’

Published April 2, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/04/02/reading-generously-how-to-write-a-form-poem-by-tania-runyan/ … [Read more]

By Heart: ‘One Art’ by Elizabeth Bishop

Published March 26, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/03/26/by-heart-one-art-new-tess-gallagher-challenge/ … [Read more]

50 States of Generosity: Wyoming

Published March 19, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/03/19/50-states-of-generosity-wyoming/ … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: nursery rhymes remix

Published March 12, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/03/12/childrens-book-club-and-the-dish-ran-away-with-the-spoon/ … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 5

Tania Runyan’s book How to Write a Form Poem saves haiku till last. I suspect she does that because haiku is among the simplest and most complicated of poetic forms. She writes: “Haiku are not a mode of travel, roadside attraction, or even a … [Read more]

Reading Generously: Black stories

Published March 5, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/03/05/reading-generously-black-stories/ … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 4

In The Joy of Poetry, I write that as soon as I saw a clump of red poppies at mile 37 of 42 on the Red Poppy (bike) Ride, I knew I had to write a poem about them. But “Each attempt to write the experience failed, until I attempted to follow the … [Read more]