Poetry Resources from
Kelvin Grove LRC CyberLibrary

"The pen is mightier than the sword."
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1839)


Have a classroom POETRY RACE! (Use the BrightLink)

Transform your poem into a WORDLE www.wordle.net 

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Rhyming Dictionary    Another Rhyming Dictionary

Poetry Everywhere
provides 10 videos, as well as essays and lessons, to help students explore the power of language and build reading and writing skills. The videos feature seminal voices of poetry, past and present, from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson to Seamus Heaney, Marie Howe, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Painting With Words from BrightHub

Giggle Poetry Word Games

Poetry for Kids Online Resources
A very extensive poetry site recommended by Ms. Podwika.

Sources for American & British Literature: http://www.leasttern.com/etexts/etexts.htm

The Three Best Sites with Contemporary Poems:

1. American Academy of Poets - http://www.poets.org/

"This site has poems that are still under copyright as well as many that are not. Probably the most comprehensive source of good, contemporary poetry. Has supplementary material and audio as well as a feature that allows "visitors to create their own anthologies of content from our site."

2. The Internet Poetry Archive - http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/

"The "Archive" features selected poems by major contemporary poets (Heaney, Levine, Pinsky etc). It is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the UNC Office of Information Technology and it includes audio clips of the poets' readings and some commentary as well."

3. Poetry 180 - http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

"This site is "designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year." The poems, chosen by our current Poet Laureate Billy Collins, were all written in the last forty years, and many in the last five. They are meant to be listened to. The poems themselves are accessible and seem to share a kind of off-beat liveliness. Many are witty, some moving, and a few will raise the eyebrow of a principal or two."


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