Poetry Resources

Stop by the library to check out our collection of poetry anthologies and novels in verse!

Goth-O-Matic Poetry Generator
Create your own Gothic poem with the help of this online poetry generator.

Magnetic Poetry Online
Create your own poem using magnetic poetry.

Academy of American Poets Audio & Video
The Academy of American Poets has presented and recorded over 800 poetry readings, lectures, and symposia, making the Poetry Audio Archive one of the world's richest aural records of poetry.

Billy Collin's TED Talk
Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk — and don't miss the hilarious final poem!

Guide to poetry on the web
You can find “Leaves of Grass” without ever leaving the house, if you know where to look online. The Internet can be an excellent source for poetry texts, information about poets and even tips for penning your own poems. Modern technology can bring all the classics, and even current poetry news, to your screen in seconds.

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poetry Tag
To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, try playing a game of Poetry Tag. You can use the chain of poems below as a model and then invite children to take the game and run with it.

New York Times Poetry Pairings
In our weekly “Poetry Pairing” series we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to feature a work from its American Life in Poetry project alongside content from The Times that somehow echoes, extends or challenges the poem’s themes.

NY Times Found Poetry Create a found poem using the New York TImes.

Poetry activities from Read Write Think Poetry lessons, resources and classroom activities from NCTE

Poetry Resources for Teens
This is a great resource for finding poems for different occasions and on different themes. It also includes tips for writing poetry of your own.

Favorite Poem Project
Americans reciting poems that they love.

A new poem every day!