Poetry Resources

Poetry Resources

Billy Collins Action Poetry  

A collection of eye-catching, cool video poems that bring to life the poetry of the former U.S. Poet Laureate


From The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing – authors, series, anthologies/collections/groups, daily archives, close listening, cinema, radio, classics, medialinks, podcasts, resources archive

Poetry 180  

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure.

Poetry for Children 

Links to a helpful list of websites dedicated to children’s poetry

Poetry Out Loud  

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest – created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation – with Poetry, Presentation, and Teacher Resources.


From the Academy of American Poets: poets, poems, audio poems, video poems, essays, interviews, mobile poetry

Video Poetry Sources

 As video poetry pioneer Tom Konyves explains, video poetry is “a genre of poetry displayed on a screen, distinguished by its time-based, poetic juxtaposition of text with images and sound.”

Cine Verses: Poetry That Moves is a web series that combines poetry text with the artistic imagery of video and pictures. Each episode presents an original short film based entirely on a poem.

Moving Poems: Best Poetry Videos on the Web is an on-going anthology of the best poetry videos found on the web.

Class Project Ideas

The Envelope Project

A 45-60 minute class exercise on creating original poetry and exploring the poet’s craft

Poem in Your Pocket

Find the perfect poem for your pocket by browsing Poets.org, or by signing up to receive a poem from new spring poetry titles each day during April. In addition, you can download pocket-sized Poem PDFs to print and share.

Poetry in Translation

Designed for upper school students, this unit challenges students to investigate poetry through the lens of their individual cultural backgrounds. Students translate the work of poets from their native country or ethnic heritage.


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