National Poetry Month e-Resources

Ways to Celebrate

P.O.P. (Poets on Poetry) Videos are brief videos of contemporary poets reading and discussing their own works and others’ and answering each other’s questions about their craft

April 21st is Poem in your Pocket Day! This site lists several ways to celebrate at home, at school, and in the community.

The Dear Poet Project provides videos of contemporary poets reading their work, then encourages students to write to the authors in response. The authors may respond to student letters, or publish them on Poets.org in May.

Use any of Magnetic Poetry’s digital word kits to create and share your own poems via Facebook or email

Fact Monster celebrates National Poetry Month with poet biographies, poetry collections, a Shakespeare primer, quizzes, games and more

Academy of American Poets’ Teacher Resources, including lessons plans and a collection of poetry that can be browsed by title or author

Online Poetry

The Favorite Poem Project features 50 videos of various Americans reading and discussing their favorite poems (over 25,000 readers sent in letters and videos for this project!!)

Poem-a-Day is an online forum in which a new, previously unpublished poem is posted every day of the week by contemporary poets. Daily selections are archived as in a blog, or you can subscribe to have a poem delivered by email every day.

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/24-must-share-poems-for-middle-school-and-high-school 24 Must-Share Poems for Middle and High School has links to 24 great poems for reading and discussion--as well as great inspiration for a digital art project using Google Slides, PicMonkeyor Quozio.

An online anthology of Poems for Teens collected by the Academy of American Poets

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/teen/ has an online collection of poems written and submitted by teens on various issues. An extensive topic list is available, and a National Poetry Month calendar along the right menu panel provides daily suggestions for exploring and creating poetry

Giggle Poetry includes hundreds of silly poems to read and rate, a Poetry Classroom with instructions for writing various forms of poetry, ideas for Poetry Plays, and Word Games

Poetry 4 Kids website (by Children’s Poet Laureate, Ken Nesbitt) has lots of Nesbitt’s funny poems as well as poems by other authors, how-to poetry lessons for different poetic forms, a rhyming dictionary, games, etc.

Poeticous A social media site for poets to post, share, and discuss their works

Fizzy, Funny, Fuzzy poems by Gareth Lancaster

Poetry for the Seasons short poems organized by season