Archive for the ‘Poetry Teatime’ Category

We have a winner!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Poetry Teatime Contest Big Bundle Prize

Congratulations to Poetry Teatime Contest winner Alisha Brignall!

Alisha won our fabulous Poetry Teatime Big Bundle Prize pictured above which includes a tea set Julie found when visiting her daughter, Johannah, in Peru, The Dreamer (affiliate link) by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis (a fictional biography of poet Pablo Neruda), a custom designed tea cozy PLUS the first signed copy of Brave Writer’s upcoming poetry anthology, Poetry Teatime Companion!

“It really is so encouraging to watch a child who thought that poetry was not something that he would be interested in, to ask me to renew Where the Sidewalk Ends for the third time” ~Alisha

Read Alisha’s winning entry on the Poetry Teatime blog.

A BIG THANKS to all who participated!

Color Theme Poetry Teatime Challenge

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Color Theme Poetry Teatime ChallengeBlue Poetry Tea is by Amy of Busy Boys Brigade!

We’re conducting a “just for fun” Poetry Teatime challenge on Instagram!

Pick a color, use it as the theme for your teatime, post a photo and tag @poetryteatime (use the hashtag #PoetryTeatime + the color)!

You can also use the photo to enter our Poetry Teatime Contest to be eligible to win

  • a cool Peruvian tea set
  • a gorgeous custom made tea cozy
  • plus a signed copy of our upcoming poetry anthology!

Help us create a rainbow of teatimes to share.

Join us on our Poetry Teatime Instagram!

Teatime with Grandma

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Teatime with Grandma

Poetry Teatime Contest Entry!

My name is Heidi, and I have four young children, ages 6, 5, 3, and 1. This is our second weekly teatime, and we are so excited to continue this new tradition. My girls were so excited to share a teatime with Grandma while we were on vacation, and our one year old son wasn’t about to be left out!

Today we got our own teapot, sugar bowl, and cream pitcher, and we’re all eagerly awaiting Friday teatime.

Thanks for encouraging this! Poetry is a subject that I am weak in, and I’m excited to have such a fun way to grow in it!!

Poetry Teatime

Poetry Teatime: A regular feature

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Poetry Teatime

We had our second poetry teatime recently after everyone enjoyed the first one so much.

After we’d each chosen a poem (I read for my boys), I grabbed ‘Love That Dog’ as a read aloud, having seen it on the Arrow reading list for this year. It turned out to be poetry themed and just perfect – we finished the whole thing and recognised several of the poems referenced.

My eldest daughter (9) then looked up William Blake’s ‘Tyger Tyger’ to fill in the missing verses after remembering we had it in one of our books.

The next day at lunchtime she started reciting Blake to herself from memory. We’ll definitely be making this a regular feature!


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Interview with Poet Marilyn Singer

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Poetry Teatime Interview with Marilyn Singer

Welcome to our first Poetry Teatime Podcast!

I was honored to interview Marilyn Singer, award-winning poet and author. Marilyn and I met for the interview long distance—she, in her home in Brooklyn, and me, Julie, in a library in Cincinnati.

Unfortunately the library failed us, a bit. The Internet connection was variable throughout and you will notice that in the recording. Stay with it, though. The content is fabulous (delightful) and the sound improves. You will hear the cooing of her doves in the background at times, too. Enjoy!

Also, be sure to explore Marilyn’s wonderful books of poetry, including Mirror Mirror and its sequel Follow Follow! (affiliate links)

Learn more about Marilyn on our new Poetry Teatime website!