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]

By Heart: ‘blessing the boats’ by Lucille Clifton

Published February 26, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/02/26/by-heart-blessing-the-boats-new-elizabeth-bishop-challenge/ … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 3

Even poets get to have favorites. For Tania Runyan, author of How to Write a Form Poem, it’s the sestina. She writes, “I’m not even going to try to be unbiased. I adore sestinas. They’re my favorite poetic form, hands down. And they’re kinda … [Read more]

50 States of Generosity: New York

Published February 19, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/02/19/new-york-bluebird-50-states-of-generosity/ … [Read more]

National Poetry Month’s Tour de Tania (Runyan), pt. 2

Like Tania Runyan, I would not describe myself as a sonneteer. But in How to Write a Form Poem, she writes this: “Until this year, I’d probably written ten sonnets at most. That may sound like a lot if you’re just starting out, but remember, … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘Hello, Numbers! What Can You Do?’

Published February 12, 2021 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2021/02/12/hello-numbers-childrens-book-club-what-can-you-do/ … [Read more]