April 15, 2008

National Poetry Month: Poets.org

Poets.org is the official website of the Academy of American Poets. The site was launched in 1996, and features archives of poems, poetry readings, interviews, essays, and biographies. In addition, teachers can find lesson plans to help them celebrate National Poetry Month, as well as teaching poetry in their classrooms on a regular basis. I also love the interactive features of the site. The Poetry Map is a great way to find out more about poetry events in your area. My favorite features, however, is the Notebook. You can register for account and use this feature to set up your own personal poetry archive. Poets.org is an all-around fantastic site for students, teachers, and regular readers.

Click here to learn more about donating to Poets.org.

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