Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools (Poetry and Literature Center, Library of Congress) Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.
Children's Poetry Poetry Foundation Curious about poetry, but don't know where or how to begin? Teach yourself to read poetry. Home > Children’s Poetry April 2014 Children's Poet Laureate Book Pick Ten National Poetry Month Activities April is National Poetry Month...and better late than never. Here's a list of poetry-related activities. Many could easily be adapted to short stories and other works. For instance, #2 (Cymbalic, so to speak), could be adapted for any genre of literature (and some non-literary works as well). [POETRY BY COMMITTEE] Your town is celebrating, and they're looking for special poem to kick off the event.
Found Poem Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems. A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet. Examples of found poems can be seen in the work of Blaise Cendrars, David Antin, and Charles Reznikoff. In his book Testimony, Reznikoff created poetry from law reports, such as this excerpt:
30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month Jump to navigation Order a free National Poetry Month poster and display it at work or school.Sign up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning.Sign up for Teach This Poem, a weekly series for teachers.Memorize a poem.Create an anthology of your favorite poems on Poets.org.Encourage a young person to participate in the Dear Poet project.Buy a book of poetry from your local bookstore.Review these concrete examples of how poetry matters in the United States today.Learn more about poets and poetry events in your state.Ask your governor or mayor for a proclamation in support of National Poetry Month.Attend a poetry reading at a local university, bookstore, cafe, or library.Read a poem at an open mic.
Home Page: Introduction, Overview, and Index Summary Introduction Welcome to Poets' Corner, one of the largest and oldest text resources on the web. The goal of this ongoing project is to develop a user-friendly library that is both a useful reference and an appealing place to browse and explore - and there is plenty of material here to explore. The collection covers roughly 7,000 works by about 800 poets - including some of the best known works in the English language - and many obscure and forgotten works that are well worth reading . Since its inception in 1994, this site has grown through thousands of hours of transcription, editing and coding, through the efforts of the site editors, and through the contributions of volunteers around the world.
United States of Poetry: Portraits JULI YANCY is twenty-two and lives in Omaha. This is her first published poem. KELL ROBERTSON has been a rodeo cowboy, a c & w singer, and is the first man on a horse to get killed off in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch . He has always been a poet. The Best Resources For Learning About “Word Clouds” “Word Clouds” are collections of words from a document or documents that show the frequency of word use by their size, and are often designed in a unique manner. They’re great tools for reflection and other uses (for example, I’ve created Wordles of my two books here and here). Wordle is the most popular application for creating these kinds of word clouds. It was recently off-line for awhile, though it is back now. It’s temporary disappearance sparked a lot of discussion of word clouds and alternative applications.