From cherry pie to pigeon peas, berry bushes to fruit trees, there’s something for everyone where perennial staple foods are concerned. Plant yours in a memory poem!
Day 6: Eating From Your Yard
There’s an abundance of beautiful, free, nutritious food, just outside the door. Step out and see?
Day 5: 5-Star Cuisine
Learn one of the best-kept secrets of cooking anything and making it taste better. And, write a delicious 5-star poem.
Day 4: Quick Lunch Date
I have found, over the years, that having some simple go-to foods is important for keeping on with a healthy food lifestyle.
Day 3: Recipe For
Food is such a vital part of our lives. It’s important that it not become fraught with complication. Enjoy this simple strawberry poem and prompt.
Day 2: All Things Colorful
One way to curb climate breakdown is to eat a plant-rich diet. Try it with this 30-day writing challenge. Today: shop for the rainbow.
Day 1: Poetry on the Menu: A 30-Day Writing Challenge
Did you know that one of the top ways to curb climate breakdown is by eating a plant-rich diet? Poetry on the Menu is a 30-day writing challenge that will introduce you to the glories of eating plantfully—with health, good humor, and good taste as your close companions.
Announcing “Earth to Poetry”—A Poetic Climate Resource
We wanted to help teachers find a way to integrate climate into their subject areas in a poetic fashion. The result? Earth to Poetry.
Day 30: The Making of a Poet & A Poet’s Makings
Today’s writing prompt is based on an excerpt of “Neruda’s Memoirs” Whenever we face challenges, we have the privilege of framing them in words—words that express our hopes, our losses, our dreams; words that transform our personal vision or the world’s. These words can become a source of sustenance and discovery, for the sometimes long […]
Day 29: Running With
Now that we know what we know about climate breakdown, can we learn something from the deer? Try answering with a poem!
Day 28: Whose Care
Write two short poems about some aspect of earth care—the first part where you are responsible for nothing and the second part where you are responsible for everything. Then…
Day 27: Season
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Under Heaven In “Under Heaven,” the poet proposes that “appetite has a season,” and she reminds us that a pomegranate “takes the careful cultivation of months” to come to fullness. Using the specificity and passion of a “true connoisseur,” write a poem about a fruit or vegetable […]