Poetry

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: Getting to Know Mister Rogers the Poet

Revisit the songs of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' in poetry form in this brand new book highlighting 75 of Fred Rogers'…

March 24, 2019

Stack Overflow: 11 Poetic Stories for Kids

Last week I shared a few books of poetry for kids for National Poetry Month, mostly focusing on books that…

April 9, 2018

Stack Overflow: 7 Books of Poetry for Kids

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, here's a stack of books to read with your little ones.

April 2, 2018

Madden 17 Ads: Parodies As Poetry

EA Sports and NFL stars Antonio Brown, Von Miller, and Rob Gronkowski promote 'Madden 17' in a series of new…

January 9, 2017

Poetry Doesn’t Have to Be Scary… And Here’s Why

When I was a little girl, I loved poetry. Somewhere along the path to adulthood, I became disconnected from poetry……

August 28, 2016

Koincha: A Bit of Indian Culture

As a new bride, every visit to a relative or the home of a friend who shared our same heritage…

August 17, 2016

‘Twas the Night Before Star Wars

‘Twas the night before Star Wars And all through the ‘Net All the rumors were stirring Making me fret

December 17, 2015

Sights and Sounds of Yesteryear, Winter-style

The winter season is full of traditions, many of which go back hundreds of years or more and are often…

December 1, 2015

Daily #DadJoke for November 17, 2015

How do backwards poets write?

November 17, 2015

‘Learn With Homer’ Teaches Essential Reading Skills

'Learn with Homer' is not only an app but an entire curriculum to teach early readers and build their reading…

October 29, 2015

'Something at the Window is Scratching' To Be On Your Bookshelf

Roman Dirge's 1998 poetry collection now in full living (and sometimes undead) color.

July 23, 2015

Dragons and Hot Sauce: Poems, Cuteness, and an Interview With the Creators

Do you like dragons? Hot sauce? Bigfoot? These guys wrote a bunch of poems about such things; you may need…

January 23, 2015

Get In the “Misty Mountains” Spirit

Anyone who has seen The Hobbit remembers that scene in Bilbo's house when the dwarves start singing that low, gorgeous…

December 10, 2014

Poetry Geeks Suggest Poetry-Infused Movies

Celebrate National Poetry Month with our poetry-infused movie suggestions.

April 1, 2014

Lemony Snicket Chooses Poetry for Poetry Magazine

Lemony Snicket chooses and comments on 19 poems for the current issue of Poetry Magazine.

September 6, 2013

History Geek: 1930s Week

Swing dancing! The creation of Superman! Adagio for Strings! Radio Plays! Migrant Mother photojournalism! Heath bars! The Wizard of Oz!…

June 19, 2013

Five Ways to Get Poetry Into Your Day

National Poetry Month is almost over, but you can make poetry a part of your day year-round. Here are five…

July 3, 2012

Fun With Words at the GeekDad Community

Recently, a number of users over at the GeekDad community got together to write a geeky poem, just one of…

May 2, 2012

5 Ways to Get Poetry Into Your Day

National Poetry Month is almost over, but you can make poetry a part of your day year-round. Here are five…

April 30, 2012

YouTube Geek: Will it Rhyme?

This week in YouTube geekery, the wordplay is the thing. While building the promised weekly music playlist, I discovered a…

August 23, 2011

YouTube Geek: Say the Right Words

If you've spent much time on YouTube lately, you've probably heard about VidCon, the great big vlogbrothers-organized convention for the…

August 3, 2011

The Practical Pyromaniac Clerihew Contest

To celebrate the publication of my new book The Practical Pyromaniac, the Chicago Review Press (the book's publisher) , is…

July 27, 2011

Celebrating National Poetry Month With the Geek Moms

We thought it would be fun to wind up National Poetry Month with some of the Geek Moms' favorite poets…

April 29, 2011

Celebrating National Poetry Month With The Geek Moms

We thought it would be fun to wind up National Poetry Month with some of the Geek Moms' favorite poets…

April 29, 2011

The Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Newly Translated

Fairy tales fill our childhoods. Story after story, all just a little bit different, make up the books we read,…

November 5, 2009

The Monsterologist Scares Up a Few Rhymes

As a library assistant at our local public library, I get to make book recommendations, and I'm among the first…

October 27, 2009

Pirate Poetry: The Sea and the Hills by Rudyard Kipling

The song of the sea has long entranced the sailor and the pirate, too. Before the days of iPhones and…

September 19, 2009

Geeky Summer Reading for the Two-to-Fives

The two-to-five contingent are a wild and wily folk, changing whims and wants at a moment's notice. And while the…

June 16, 2009

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