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Poetry Challenge: How Has The Pandemic Changed You?

Monday, May 24, 2021

No one is coming out of the pandemic unaffected. Write a poem about how this past year changed you.


Poetry Challenge: Create A List Poem That Grapples With Rise Of Anti-Asian Racism

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Attacks against Asian Americans have increased since the coronavirus pandemic began. Tell us how you cope with this anti-Asian violence and discrimination in the form of a list poem.


What Got Us Through 2020? For Many, It Was Hobbies, Relationships And 4-Legged Pals

Friday, January 01, 2021

It was a tough year. NPR's Morning Edition asked what helped get you to 2021. Some people turned to art or letter writing. And others found escape by following a steer named Crouton online.


Families May Be Apart For Thanksgiving This Year, But Connections Burn Bright

Thursday, November 26, 2020

While many are not spending Thanksgiving with family and friends, connecting virtually is keeping people close and thankful for each other.


This Voting Season, What's Keeping You Up At Night?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

As 2020 unfolds, it may feel like one crisis comes after the next. Morning Edition wants to know how that affects your political decisions in the upcoming election.


Poetry Callout: Write A Poem For Ahmaud Arbery

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Morning Edition is asking for poems reacting to the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man shot and killed while jogging in Glynn County, Ga. Create one based on how you feel in this moment.


Poetry Challenge: Paint A Picture With Words

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Morning Edition resident poet Kwame Alexander wants to read your poems that respond to art. He's selected two paintings from which to draw inspiration: one by Salvador Dali and one by Kadir Nelson.


Have You Abandoned Your New Year's Resolutions? Tell Us In A Poem

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Have you had a New Year's resolution that only lasted a few days? Tell us about it in a couplet — a short and sweet poem with two lines that rhyme.


'Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words' Reveals The Real Person Behind The Icon

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Alabama woman's civil rights activism did not begin or end with her famous refusal to move to the back of a bus in segregated Montgomery, a new exhibit of her writings, documents and photos shows.


Hoops, High Jumps, Movement Of Muscles: A Crowdsourced Poem Inspired By Sports

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Poet Kwame Alexander creates a poem from submissions about tennis, baseball, ballet, track, football, basketball and hockey, as well as themes of winning and losing and technique and talent.


Tell Us About A Time Someone Asked For A Favor

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

With the phrase "quid pro quo" all over the news, Morning Edition wants to hear about the nature of favors. What kind of expectations do you have around doing something for someone else?


'Where I'm From': A Crowdsourced Poem That Collects Your Memories Of Home

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Morning Edition's resident poet Kwame Alexander compiled your poems inspired by memories of home, and the final crowdsourced poem is full of rich details of where you're from.


Memories Of Home: Share Yours As A Poem

Monday, August 19, 2019

NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear about the people or places you come from. Drawing on all five senses, craft a poem about your home, using memories and your own words.


Beach Adventures And Falling In Love: Summer In A Haiku

Monday, July 01, 2019

The haiku that listeners sent us about summer evoked all kinds of memories. Some said the season reminds them of ice cream or trips to the beach. Others shared precious memories of young love.