Click here to download lesson plans for teaching poetry. Compiled by former intern Jenny Crakes.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Groups in East Lansing:
- Community Council: contact the RCAH Center for Poetry for more information
- Lansing Poetry Club: visit https://www.facebook.com/LansingPoetryClub/?fref=ts for more information
Poetry Resources Online:
- RCAH Center for Poetry’s Website: http://poetry.rcah.msu.edu/
- From the Fishouse offers audio of new poets reading their work as well as Q&As on various topics, from the writing process to interpretations of the poems themselves: http://www.fishousepoems.org/
- The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, provides information on poems and poets. The website has several newsletters, articles, and resources for learning more about poetry available: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/
- Poets.org: http://www.poets.org/
- A collection of videos featuring poets reading their work: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/
- New York City Department of Education provides educator resources, including lesson plans for poets, a list of anthologies, and tips for families interested in poetry: http://schools.nyc.gov
- Poetry.com allows writers to post and get reviews of their work. http://www.poetry.com/
- PoemHunter.com has information on poems and poets.
- Power Poetry has poetry tips and resources for teenagers http://www.powerpoetry.org/actions/6-tips-writing-love-poem
- Teaching Poetry for 3rd Graders from the Austin ISD
Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry for kids has poems, games, videos, contests, and other resources geared toward children and poetry http://www.poetry4kids.com/
- Seton Hill University’s tips for writing poetry.
- The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa’s tips for writing poetry: http://clas.uiowa.edu
Publishing Resources, provided by visiting poet Simeon Berry: