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Interested in reading poetry? How about listening to poets read their work? Or writing some of your own? The following links offer a selection of resources to meet those needs and more.
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Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
~Mark Strand, "Eating Poetry," Reasons for Moving, 1968



Concrete Poetry


Shel Silverstein's 'Backward Bill' from A Light in the Attic

September 25th is Shel Silverstein's birthday!  Celebrate by hearing him read "Backwards Bill" and "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too."  Click the full-screen button for its full glory.


  • Read Write Think-
    Interactive online tools allow you to create Acrostic Poems, Diamante Poems, Letter Poems, or Shape Poems
  • Shadow Poetry-Types of poetry defined
    Not sure what a tanka is? Need an example of a sonnet? This site defines different types of poems and gives examples too.
  • RhymeZone
    Moon, croon, June-type in a word to find it's rhyme.
  • AHA Poetry
    Learn how to write Haiku, a simple and very satisfying form.



Poetry on Pinterest

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