Poetry Pop Shop: Holiday Gifts for the Poet in Your Life

There are 24 days until Christmas, still plenty of time to shop online for the poet, reader, and writer in your life. I’ve gathered a handful of gift ideas that are sure to bring joy to the creative soul at Christmas time or any time. Slide the arrow on the image to “unwrap” the gift.

These candles from Fly Paper Products smell so yummy! I bought “The Poet” from a bookstore, but when I burned it down to the jar’s bottom and went back for more, they were sold out. I tracked them down on Esty and found the 9 oz. Soybean/wax blend candle came in many other fragrances and styles, including Book Lover, Sexy Librarian, Book Club, The Artist, The Philosopher, Hemingway, Dickens, and more!

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop is a poetry tutorial designed to inform and inspire poets. I love this book. I own it and use it often. It’s so much more than a book of poetry prompts; it also includes model poems, writing tips, and interviews with poets. The book is organized into ten sections covering such concepts as Diction, Sound, Voice, and Imagery. It is geared towards the experienced poet and those who are just getting started and is ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop. Contributors include fifty-six of our nation’s finest poets, thirteen of them current or former state poets laureate.

These small pocket books of poetry classics are packed with big design. Beautifully illustrated by Evan Robertson, each poem is a visual treat! Each book sold by ObviousState contains one poem. My favorite is “Hope is the Thing” by Emily Dickinson where the artist has written the poet’s words on the wings of a bird. Chose from poems by John Keats, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Henry David Thoreau, and more!

Wear Dr. Maya Angelou’s triumphant poetry with this luxurious, cream and blue infinity scarf featuring the complete text of modern classic “Still I Rise” and Storiarts’ original hand-drawn artwork. Every purchase helps fight illiteracy!

Star light, star bright, come to story time tonight.
What better way to introduce your little ones to poetry than with a rhyming picture book (one from my collection)! You’re invited to a magical pajama party with all your nursery rhyme friends! Join Little Bo-Peep, Georgie Porgie, Miss Muffet, the cow that jumped over the moon, and all their pals as they march merrily toward Mother Goose’s house for a cozy slumber party full of stories. And after they are all tucked in, continue to the back of the book and find a special section with your favorite original Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

This is a write-in book filled with a wide range of writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of young poets. Aims to make poetry accessible and exciting for beginners. Also included are inspiring examples and links to listen to poems read aloud. This book would have been invaluable when I was eight years old and just starting to write poetry. The finished book will likely become a treasured keepsake.

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