National Poetry Month
Established by the National Academy of American Poets in 1995, April has been set aside by writers, artist, librarians, educators, publishers, and literary organizations as a time to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture. On this web page, you will find a variety of resources and references to more information about poetry and National Poetry Month. Enjoy!
Here are a mixture of Ely Library's poetry collections and books about poetry:
Check out or National Poetry Month Pearltree. Mouse over the pearl you want to explore, and expand pearltrees by clicking on the + that appears.
Browse our slide show of great poetic lines.
And explore our links by navigating the menu below.
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National Poetry Month Sites
Poets.org National Poetry Month
This site contains a wealth of information about National Poetry Month, including history, resources for educators, and events.
Rhode Island College National Poetry Month Libguide
A wonderful site with information, videos of poetry readings, and poems paired with beautiful images.
General Sites About Poetry
Library of Congress Poetry and Literature
Contains articles and information about poets and upcoming events. Also available are webcasts with poetry readings and discussions.
The Poetry Foundation
Articles, poems, information about poets, and podcasts.
Poetry International Web
Featured poets, articles, and poet of the week.
Poetry Month Resources for Educators
National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry
Maintained by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this page contains information about different kinds of poetry along with ideas for lesson plans.
National Writing Project: Poetry Month
"The National Writing Project offers an impressive array of resources to help teachers and students celebrate National Poetry Month, an annual 30-day event that celebrates and promotes the achievement of American poets."
Read, Write, Think: April is Poetry Month
Resources, links, and tools to help children and young adults connect with poetry.
Scholastic: April is National Poetry Month
Videos, lessons, and activities to get children involved with poetry.
"The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web free of charge."
Project Gutenberg offers over 38, 000 free ebooks in various formats, including poetry collections, for free.
Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485)
Full text versions of important Middle English works of poetry, including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
A comprehensive page dedicated to Massachusetts poets, bookstores, and poetic landmarks, including Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst. This page also contains links to readings, events and conferences in the area.
"The purpose of MassPoetry.org is to create resources to aid and support the Massachusetts poetry community, to reconnect poetry to more mainstream culture, to create new audiences for poetry and to organize the poetry community throughout the state."
Purdue Owl: Writing About Poetry
A page dedicated to understanding and writing about poetry, maintained by Purdue Owl Writing Lab.
Critical Reading: A Guide for Literary Analysis
A guide by Dr. John Lye of Brock University. Helpful for anyone trying to gain a better understanding of literature and poetry.
Hamilton College Writing Center: Poetry
A concise and helpful page for those writing poetry papers.