Since 1996, April has been declared National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poetry and its influence in our culture. If you're a fan of this art form or are simply curious about it, keep on reading and get inspired.
WHAT MAKES A POEM A POEM?
If you've ever asked that question, watch this video. Educator Melissa Kovacs shares different forms of poetry in this short animated piece.
This is the original daily poetry series featuring new, unpublished poems, as well as a few classics. Sign up right here to get poems delivered to your inbox every day.
Here's another option for daily poetry geared specifically to high school students. This site shares a poem for every day of the school year. You can view all of those poems here. (This one is a personal favorite.)
This site is a great option when you're looking for a specific type of poem. You can browse by subject, occasion, poetic term, and more. Another resource this site offers is a page dedicated to audio and podcasts.
Spotify is known for streaming music, but you can also listen to poetry. Check out this playlist of Shakespeare's sonnets and this collection of poems by women.
Writer Austin Kleon is known for his newspaper blackout technique, which you can see here. Grab a newspaper, a marker, and give this a try yourself.
What are some of your favorite sources for poetry? Leave a comment and let us know!