Tuesday, April 13, 2010

National Poetry Month Resources

If ever there was a national celebration made for literature teachers, this is it. So many resources, so many opportunities for total immersion in poetry. One of our high school teachers is asking her students to read a poem a day and respond to it in a writing journal, so I pulled together a list of web sources that will make it easy for students to find a new and different poem each night. Most of these sites also have some way to subscribe so the daily poem comes right to your e-mail or newsreader. How cool is that?

National Poetry Websites
  • Poetry Foundation.org (site of Poetry magazine)
  • Poetry Daily (a new poem each day)
  • Poetry 180 - a poem a day for High School students , from the Library of Congress
  • Favorite Poem Project -- Americans reading their favorite poems out loud, begun in 1997 by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky
  • Poets.org -- Academy of American Poets Poem a Day archive
  • Poetry Out Loud - resource site for a poetry recitation competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts & the Poetry Foundation
  • Poem-a-Day from Knopf
Poem a Day blogs
PLUS Poetry lesson plans and ideas from my new best friend,
The New York Times Learning Network
"11 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month with the New York Times"


April Halprin Wayland said...

Wonderful to stumble upon your blog!

You might want to add Sylvia Vardell's blog:


For National Poetry Monoth, children's poets are playing "poetry tag" on her blog.

And I'm posting a poem a day on this page:


It's very scary, since poems often take me weeks and months to write...having to post one every day means that many of them are still "poems in the raw"--yikes!

April Halprin Wayland
www.TeachingAuthors.com ~ six children's authors who also teach writing

April Halprin Wayland said...

Oops..not National Poetry MONOTH (that's a new word!)...I meant MONTH!

Kelly Fineman said...

I just now saw this, through a somewhat random happenstance. Thanks so much for mentioning Writing & Ruminating!