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8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Emily Dickinson

By ElodieJune 6, 2018
Big news, book people: there’s going to be a TV series all about Emily Dickinson, the prolific American poet whose works are almost... More  →
8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Emily Dickinson

Which Sonnet Describes Your Relationship?

By Jon_SkindzierApril 26, 2017
Sometimes you just can't quite put how you feel about your relationship into words. Or, you can, but you end up saying... More  →
Which Sonnet Describes Your Relationship?

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!

SparkLife Poetry Club: Being Cool

By Ricki HurtadoApril 16, 2013
If you're a regular visitor to this site, then you'll know all about the next theme coming up. This Week's Topic: Being Cool Your... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Being Cool

SparkLife Poetry Club: Friendship

By Ricki HurtadoMarch 26, 2013
Hello everyone! First of all, YAY POETRY!! Second of all, yeeeaaah I didn't realize the Sparkler Post section would be clogged with awesome... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Friendship

Announcing the SparkLife Poetry Club

By Ricki HurtadoMarch 18, 2013
I used to think I was the only person in English who actually looked forward to reading poetry. I thought it was... More  →
Announcing the SparkLife Poetry Club

Shel Silverstein: Celebrating the Man, the Myth, the Legend

By Chrissie GruebelSeptember 21, 2012
I will sing Shel Silverstein's praises from every mountaintop forever and ever, until the end of days. I remember my sister getting... More  →
Shel Silverstein: Celebrating the Man, the Myth, the Legend

Poems To Avoid This Valentine's Day

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 9, 2012
The Valentimes are once again upon us. It is a holiday of thinly-veiled stalking, nude flying babies, and ubiquitous romantic... More  →
Poems To Avoid This Valentine's Day