IMG_5342Lesson Plans:

Click here to download lesson plans for teaching poetry. Compiled by former intern Jenny Crakes.

Some writers who have visited the RCAH Center for Poetry:

Marcia Aldrich

Laura Apol


Francine Banwarth

Marvin Bell

Nathan Bell

Simeon Berry

Terry Blackhawk

Russell Brakefield

Traci Brimhall

Tina Chang

Sami S. Chetrit

Patricia Clark

Jane Congdon

Todd Davis

Toi Derricotte

Natalie Diaz

Chris Dombrowski

Mark Doty

George Ellenbogen

Jenny Factor

Tarfia Faizullah

Carolyn Forché

Linda Nemec Foster

Carolyn Gage

Diane Gilliam

Brian Gilmore

Karin Gottshall

Suheir Hammad

Juan Felipe Herrera

Dennis Hinrichsen

Andrew Hudgins

Laura Kasischke

Melissa Kwanzy

Elizabeth LaPrelle

Li-Young Lee

Robin Coste Lewis

Thomas Lynch

George Ella Lyon

Jamaal May

Irene McKinney

Jim Minick

Anis Mojgani

Naomi Shihab Nye

Sara Marie Ortiz

Ann Pancake

Carl Phillips

Barbara Presnell

Jack Ridl

Luis Rodriguez

Robin Silbergleid

Carolyn Smart

Tracy K. Smith

Kate Snodgrass

Speak Like a Girl

Sofia Starnes

Jane Taylor

Lindsay Tigue

Natasha Trethewey

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Karen Vuranch

Ocean Vuong

Buddy Wakefield

Diane Wakoski


Poetry Contests: 
Poetry Out Loud




IMG_5365Poetry Groups in East Lansing:



cropped-square-logo.jpgPoetry Resources Online:

Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry for kids has poems, games, videos, contests, and other resources geared toward children and poetry

typewriterWriting Tips:


Publishing Resources, provided by visiting poet Simeon Berry:

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