Poetry Writing

Class Assignments

Poetry Supermarket Poems from our class lesson on selecting poetry

Creative Writing Poetry Anthology

Sites for finding poems for the poetry anthology:

  • Academy of American Poetry  Both classic and more contemporary poems
  • Bartleby  searchable database of classic poems                                
  • Contemporary Poets                
  • English Server                          
  • Electronic Poetry Server          
  • Poetry 180   A Poem a Day for America's High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003                          
  • Poet’s Corner  one of the largest and oldest text resources on the web            
  • Rattle  contemporary poetry journal: "poetry without pretension since 1995"       

Poetry rubric  rubric for grading individual poems

Poetry Inspiration

Poetry Prompts Tumblr site dedicated to poetry prompts

Writing Forward: Poetry Prompts

LitBridge Poetry Prompts

Writers Digest Poetry Prompts