Poetry

How To : Write Poetry

Poetry to me is an expression of the sudden noteworthy inner thought, that arrives unexpectedly in an ephemeral, fleeting form. When you are attracted to the idea of creating some verses, do not sit there with the pen in your hand trying to force yourself to create poetry. If ...more

Possible Scrabble Challenge : Creating Poetry From All the Tiles

Now here's a challenge for the above-average Scrabble fan - can you create a good poem out of all the tiles, in iambic pentameter? The poem that's created here doesn't make too much sense, but it does sounds really pretty if you read it out loud. Scrabble Tile Poem.

How To : Write poetry with the help of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The famous poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, wrote a poem about how to write poetry. This video covers the poem from beginning to end. In the poem, Shelley writes about being able to get ideas to paper, about finding the right words, about the ability to match syllables and rhyme an ...more

News : Planet Poem's Poetry Competition Prizes!!

French berets are here! Instead of just one winner for the poetry contest there will be two winners. The first place contestant will receive a brand new Khaki Kangol Wool Beret Hat! The Second place winner will receive a Brand New J Hats Black Beret Hat! Make sure to submi ...more

News : Emily Dickinson's garden - The Poetry of Flowers

If you're in New York, you absolutely cannot miss this beautiful exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens. Emily Dickinson, the famed reclusive poet of the 19th century, was a lover of nature, and her garden was recreated in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. What can I say, exc ...more

News : Thurston Moore reads poetry

Most of you know Thurston Moore as one-fifth of Sonic Youth, but did you know he runs his own record label Ecstatic Peace? Ecstatic Peace not only releases music in tape, vinyl and CD formats, but also releases ace poetry journals edited by Thurston Moore himself. Contributors ...more

News : Planet Poem Poetry Competition!

April is poetry month! During April Planet Poem will host the first Planet Poem poetry competition. People will be able to post two poems to our world. Two groups of four students will vote on the winner. The grand prize winner will win a French Beret! People are able to subm ...more

News : Poetry March For Community Peace and Justice Event

Sunday, April 29, 2012 2:00pm until 6:00pm "A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep." -Salman Rushdie Hey Folks:) Hope your year has been fulfilling and poetic...I Just wan ...more

EVENT : A Night of Music and Poetry with Street Poets

STREET POETS INC INVITES YOU TO AN EVENING OF SACRED MUSIC & ILLUMINATING POETRY: "SEEING IN THE DARK" Featuring: Street Poets Rafael Bejarano (www.soundsofcreation.org) Rhythm Tribe When: Sunday, December 12th 2010 Where: 5PM @ Eco-Logical Art Gallery (Street Poets' Communi ...more

How To : Defeat the Ender Dragon in Minecraft the Easy Way

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. As of the 1.0 release, Minecraft has an end. That is to say, The End and the The End has Dragons. This guide is for those of who are want to visit The End and kill an Ender ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a 4-Element Table with PVC Pipe

Now, I know what you're thinking... "I need an extra sexy coffee table that is like no other." OK, Maybe not. Maybe you're thinking, "I need a conversation starter that doesn't have to do with economic injustice, Left/Right political paradigms or health insurance. I need it ...more

How To : Impersonate Christopher Walken

One of my longest videos to date, but well worth it if you have half an hour to kill. This is to thank you all for putting up with me until now what with the voices and poetry and secrecy of my real voice and all. ...Is it just me, or do I look better with the glasses on?

How To : Write a sensory poem

A sensory poem is a poem that uses all five senses to describe something. These are common poems for grade school children. They are not difficult to do and only need to choose something to describe and follow the rules. 1. Choose a style of poetry based upon your requirement ...more

How To : Make Raven Symone's padded journal

Raven Symone shows us how to make a padded journal using your favorite fabric. You will need a pair of scissors, a composition notebook, a yard of fabric, ribbon, cotton stuffing, and hot glue. If you love to write poetry like Raven Symone, or you want to give a cool gift to y ...more

How To : Write poems with iambic pentameter meter

Iambic pentameter sounds, well, scary. The phrase is super long and most people don't know off the bat what it means. But it's really not as difficult as you think to understand this poetry term. Whether you're preparing for the SATs or simply need to memorize the term for yo ...more

How To : Recognize and analyze iambic pentameter

Meter, specifically iambic pentameter, can be used to analyze a poem. Iambic pentameter is used in poetry and drama and describes a particular rhythm that words establish in each line. Rhythm is created through the stressing and un-stressing of syllables. Small groups of sylla ...more

How To : Record audio using Audacity

A short tutorial on how to use Audacity to record a poem to submit to CloudyDayArt.com poetry contest. Audacity is a free online audio editor. Quit spending loads of cash buying Logic or ProTools when all you need is Audacity.

How To : Write a thesis statement for an essay or paper

A thesis is the basis of any paper or essay. The thesis statement sets the tone and subject of your paper and starts you off on the right foot. In this tutorial, learn how to write an impressive thesis statement and get an A on your next paper! You Will Need • Paper and pen o ...more

News : Edible Nipples

Art or candy? Would you eat the chocolate nipples? Via Gastronomista: Bouchees Doubles, the French "design gourmand" group, creates spectactular and arresting works related to beautiful edibles. The descriptions of "Mangez Moi" reads like poetry: Le coin d’une bouche (choco ...more

How To : Hula dance

Get a little hula in your life by learning how to do these basic moves. You Will Need * A full body mirror * A sense of rhythm * All the grace and sensuality you can muster * Mele, the sung poetry that accompanies a traditional hula dance (optional) Step 1 Stand facing your ...more

How To : Perform prose interpretation

Prose for performance is different than performing with poetry. Learn about the basics of prose from a communications and public speaking expert in this free instructional video. Perform prose interpretation - Part 1 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.co ...more

News : My Introduction

My name is Elvis. I'm from Film & Theatre Arts charter high school. I'm in this world to help people become better poets/writers. I'm going to help Serigo make this world better, adding different things, and giving advice on how to express yourselves better. I'm also going to ...more

News : A Poem To Palmistry.. (And to get me to 100% !)

WAIT, !! before you think, "Oh NO not a poem :-( ",This poem was published in 1600 !! ! :-O Called "Pamphlet on palmistry , circa 1600 AD" A voice from the past !! One of the Few !!!., POEMThus he that nature rightly understands,May from each line imprinted on his hand,His fut ...more

How To : Learn spiritual lessons from Chaos

PAT MONAGHAN is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in both literature and science. She is the author of "Dancing with Chaos," a book that expresses the complex ideas of chaos theory in poetry. The THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY in America is a branch of a wor ...more

How To : Get started writing a rap song

In this how-to video, you will learn how to write a rap song. First, make sure it comes from within you. Writing rap is like poetry. Most rap songs consist of a 16 bar verse with about an 8 bar chorus. It is really about how you feel. Make sure your rhymes are both deep and ti ...more

News : Eulogy for Kodachrome

Matt Zoller Seitz from Salon.com writes this beautiful ode to Kodachrome. "To shoot a roll of film was to take a leap of faith. The digital evolution has eliminated a lot of uncertainty from the process, and that's probably a net gain -- especially if you're an amateur shutte ...more

News : Charlie St. Cloud

Here are 7 clips from the movie "Charlie St. Cloud" Charlie (Zac Efron) teaches Sam (Chris Massoglia) how to hold a baseball. . Sam (Chris Massoglia) reminds Charlie (Zac Efron) of the deal that they made. . Charlie (Zac Efron) and Tess (Amanda Crew) talk about boats on the ...more

News : Lesson Plan #1

Sage Workshop: Intro to Poetry/ Autobiography Unit Essential Question: How can my five scenes are used in my writing? Resources: Painting, Quiz 1, 5 mystery stations (bags filled with stuff), and, Bandanas Focus Question: How can I use my sense of touch, smell, taste, and s ...more

News : This Is for You

Planet Poem This planet was made for people who want to learn how to write poetry, read famous and local poetry pieces, learn about songwriting, learn about writing opportunities, learn about poetry competitions and listen to local music. This will also be a resource for stud ...more

News : Useful Vocabulary

Words that will help you with your writing Alliteration - The repetition of aconsonant sound. This si important because it makes words stand out, and because it can help set the mood for something. Assonance - The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds in neighborin ...more

News : PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships

This is a great opportunity for writers who want their voices to be heard PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships Deadline: August 15, 2011 - Check back on June 15 for Upcoming Deadline Entry Fee: $10 Website: www.penusa.org E-mail address: libby@penusa.org Fello ...more

News : Seeing In The Dark -Street Poets Event

If you are looking for some inspiration you should come to this! Great talent and wisdom will be present. Sunday, December 18, 2011 Time 5:00pm until 7:00pm Where Eco-Logical Art Gallery, 4829 W. Pico Blvd. Description Join us for our 2nd annual SEEING IN THE DARK Stree ...more

News : The Rattling Wall Issue 4, (publishing Opportunity)

Submit The Rattling Wall is accepting sophisticated short fiction, travel essays, and poetry submissions for Issue 4 until April 1, 2012. The literary journal accepts simultaneous submissions, but asks to be contacted immediately if work that a writer has submitted for review ...more

News : QR and ER Incorporation

Sergio Peralta Advisor: Jessica Davis ER/QR incorporation 18 January 2012 Workshop plans My senior thesis is creating a poetry/autobiography writing workshop. I will help develop my student’s autobiographical skills through poetry. My target group is mainly 9th graders be ...more

News : Sage Proposal

Sergio Peralta Advisor: Jessica Davis English 3 23rd November 2011 Sage workshop My senior thesis project is creating a writing workshop. It will be called Sage Workshop and will be sponsored by Street Poets. This workshop will be located in FTA. It will be a workshop for ...more

News : Sage Workshops

Sage Workshops are a series of student run poetry workshops. The workshops are inspired and modeled after the Pen In The Classroom program. The Downtown's Central Library is hosting our workshops. The workshops are in their Teen'Scape department. These workshops will eventuall ...more

News : Chris Henrickson Creating Community & Change

Stand back. This is a powerful talk from Chris Henrikson founder of Street Poets Inc. An organisation that is committed to building a community that brings together different racial, ethnic and socio-economic segments of the city of Los Angeles around the transformational powe ...more

News : Street Poets Inc.

Street Poets inc. is a great resource for everyone. They are great motivators and inspirational poets. I guarantee you will view the world differently one you meet them. Seeking Peace is a workshop they have every Tuesday and Friday. Check their site <3

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