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We Asked Art Students: Is James Franco's Art Any Good?

By SparkLifeApril 22, 2016
Artist/actor/filmmaker/writer James Franco got more publicity for his art this week when New York Magazine had their chief art critic... More  →
We Asked Art Students: Is James Franco's Art Any Good?

The Poetic Line (Part II)

By Emma W.April 14, 2016
I know, I know: you're probably thinking, how can there possibly be so much to say about the poetic line?!? why is poetry... More  →
The Poetic Line (Part II)

The Poetic Line (Part I)

By Emma W.April 6, 2016
"The poetic line" is the fancy term for a line of poetry; it can stop at a single word—an "of" or "the" or... More  →
The Poetic Line (Part I)

In Honor of National Poetry Month, We're Becoming Poetry Insurgents

By Jessie GaynorApril 5, 2016
I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect     contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.  —Marianne Moore,... More  →
In Honor of National Poetry Month, We're Becoming Poetry Insurgents

The 101: Where to Start Analyzing a Poem

By Emma W.April 1, 2016
Poetry is HARD. I mean, I often have trouble understanding it—and I am myself a poet and a poetry teacher. But that... More  →
The 101: Where to Start Analyzing a Poem

To Understand Howl, Watch Field of Dreams

By Janet ManleyMarch 15, 2016
You've seen Field of Dreams, right? You *must* see it, and not just because of the epic mom jeans situ^ on Kevin Costner.... More  →
To Understand <i>Howl</i>, Watch <i>Field of Dreams</i>

"Don't Drag Me Down," by One Direction: A Close Reading

By Emma W.September 8, 2015
In case you've been at the beach or ON THE MOON for the past three weeks, um, PSA: One Direction dropped an... More  →
"Don't Drag Me Down," by One Direction: A Close Reading

6 Creative Writing Exercises to Smash Your Writer's Block

By Nicole DiekerJuly 16, 2015
Some of us find the blank page liberating. Others of us? TERRIFYING. Even if you love writing more than you love pugs and butts... More  →
6 Creative Writing Exercises to Smash Your Writer's Block

CALLING ALL ASPIRING POETS: the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Contest Has BEGUN!

By AddisonJune 30, 2015
Now that it is officially summer, we imagine the Sparkleverse as a place brimming with potions, chocolate milk and of course, POETRY.... More  →
CALLING ALL ASPIRING POETS: the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Contest Has BEGUN!