Sites to help you find Poems and information on Poets, as well as tips to creating your own poetry:


GENERAL RESOURCES

APPS

  • Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry; offers a new poem every day
  • With the Poetry Foundation's universal iOS app, you can now take thousands of poems by classic and contemporary poets with you wherever you go. Over 200 poems have audio for non-readers.

CONTESTS

The America Library of Poetry - National Student Poetry Contest - Poems may be submitted online or by mail. Four divisions, grades 3-12. Prizes awarded to students and teachers, no entry fee.

FINDING POEMS

Poet Websites, Biographies and Resources:

Poetry Tips, Poet Bios -
Rebecca Kai Dotlich
**Tips, Audios, Links, Activities -
Kristine O'Connell George
Poet's Lives and Tips -
Nikki Grimes

Inventive Poetry -
Helen Frost
Free Teacher Guides, Poetry Strategies -
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Lost Poets of the Great War
Shel Silverstein Lessons and Activities - Celebrate the work of this legendary children's poet with favorite crafts and ideas from around the web.
United States Poets Laureate: A Guide to Online Resources
War Poets (World War I)

POETRY READINGS


TEACHING RESOURCES

WRITING POETRY

  • RHYMING DICTIONARIES
    • Rhyme Zone - Find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more!
    • Rhymer - Find end rhymes, double and triple rhymes, end rhymes and more.
    • Write Rhymes - As you type, hold the alt key and click on a word to find a rhyme for it...
  • ReadWriteThink - grades K-12 - Interactives help students write their own poetry. When done, students can print or email the finished poem. Examples include:
    • Word Mover - This interactive allows students to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works or using their own words.
    • Also try: Acrostic, Diamante, Haiku and Theme Poems