Monday, April 23, 2007

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry. In our school library we have a "Poet Tree." Bring in any original poem and your name will be added to a leaf and placed on our tree. Let's see how many leaves our tree will produce this spring!

Check out these websites: from the Academy of American Poets - daily poems, poet biographies, discussion forums on writing, audio, and don't forget to sign up for a poem each day in your inbox during the month of April.

Teen Poetry Wiki from the Internet Public Library for Teens - express yourself freely in words and find new ways to do it.

Wordsmiths from the New York Public Library- an anthology of writing by teens (ages 12-18) on the Web.

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