Language Arts: Poetry

  • Poetry4kids – Explore the world of Kenn Nesbitt’s humorous poetry and play some word games, too.
  • Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky – Meet Jack Prelutsky, a poet who writes funny poetry for children, and learn to write poetry like he does.
  • A Blog of Bosh – Learn more about nonsense verse and some of its well-renowned poets.
  • Young Poets – Read poetry written by students between the ages of five and eighteen; you can even choose poems to read based on the age of the poet.
  • Haiku for People – Discover the ancient Japanese poetic form of Haiku and read the works of ancient masters.
  • Poets.org – Find biographical information on your favorite poet and read examples of that poet’s work.
  • Poetry Machine – Roll the dice of the poetry machine and create your own unique poem
  • Favorite Poem Project – Explore fifty short video documentaries showcasing individual Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love.
  • Poetry Out Loud – Discover the Internet home of this national recitation contest, complete with tips about reciting poetry, lists of poems, and videos of high school students reciting poems.
  • Poetry Foundation – Browse poems and poets at this site dedicated to the celebration of poetry.
  • PBS Poetry Series – View videos, listen to podcasts, and read profiles of living American poets.
  • Poetry Moment – Listen to podcasts of poems read out loud.
  • River of Words – Enter this annual international art and poetry contest for students or peruse the submissions of others.
  • A Poem a Day from the George Hail Library Enjoy a poem a day chosen by somebody other than your teacher; join the conversation by adding your reactions to the poems or posting a favorite poem.
  • Writing.com Poetry -Find writing tips about a variety of poetic forms.
  • Poetry 180 – Read a poem a day chosen by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, who made the selections with high school students in mind.
  • Poetry Everywhere – Expose yourself to a broad spectrum of poetic voices through video clips of poets, as well as thirty-four student-created animated poems.
  • Poetry Terms and Forms Learn the meanings of poetry terms and about different poetic forms.
  • Sonnet Central – Learn everything you ever wanted to know and more about sonnets.
  • Suzy’s Sanctuary Poetry – Read a variety of different poetic forms and learn about each type.
  • Wordle – Create a Wordle word cloud with your poetry.
  • Image Chef Word Mosaic – Design your words into an iconic shape.
  • Spanish Poetry – Explore the poetry of Latino poets, in Spanish with English translations.
  • Spanish Poems Blogspot – Enjoy the work of famous poets, written in their native Spanish and translated into English.
  • Billy Collins Action Poetry – View the animated videos artists have created to bring some Billy Collins poems to life.
  • The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary – Find a rhyme for any word.
  • Lexical Freenet – Discover words that rhyme, as well as words that are closely related, words that sound alike, words that are related in specific ways, and much more.
  • TeenInk – Read creative work generated by teens at this website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums.