Middle School & High School Poetry Resources

Independent Literature:

The Library of Congress Index provides links to various poets' work, biographical information, recorded interviews, and poetry readings by the poets themselves.

"The Favorite Poem Project," sponsored by Boston University, is dedicated to celebrating poetry's role in Americans' lives.

FamousPoetsAndPoems.com is a free poetry site, dedicated to poetry and to the people who make poetry possible: poets and their readers. You can find a large collection of poems and quotes from over 628 poets.

Famous Poetry lists details the full titles of the famous poems and their poets. The list is clearly not exhaustive, but a good cross section of popular Famous Poetry and their poets have been included.

Poetry.org offers a collection of various works by some of the greatest poets of the English language, in addition to terms used in poetic analysis and further resources to understanding and finding poetry.

Poets.org is sponsored by The Academy of American Poets and currently features almost 2,000 poems, with new ones being added all the time.

Akoot presents multiple poet biographies and examples of the poets' works

Types of Poetry and How to Create Them

Shadow Poetry provides definitions of different types of poetry, most with examples of each particular type of poetry. Also featured are poetry forms created by selected poets as new and challenging writing styles.

Poem of Quotes is dedicated to bringing poetry, quotations and information to the web by providing definitions, articles, and techniques to use in the writing and analysis of literature.

Craft of Poetry is based on a Fall 2001 course at the University of Northern Iowa focusing on the study of writing poems in rhyme, meter, and inherited forms.

PIZZAZ! is dedicated to providing simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with reproducible handouts for use with students of all ages.