Archive for the 'Cool Poetry Resources' Category

25
Apr
08

How Do I Love Poetry? Let Me Count 30 Ways!

Check out this cool new page from the Academy of American Poets:  30 Ways to Celebrate Poetry!  Here you can browse 30 suggestions for celebrating poetry and making it a part of your daily life.  When you click on the title of a method of celebration, you will open up a separate page with more detailed information and hyperlinks to resources that will enrich your life as a reader! 

Here is a sampling of what you will find:

Read a Book of Poetry  
 
 
Poet and businessman Wallace Stevens said that poetry is “a response to the daily necessity of getting the world right.” This April, let the National Poetry Almanac help you to make poetry one of your own daily necessities.The best point of entry to the world of poetry is, of course, the poem. Dive right into a book of poems–anthologies can be great starting points for browsing and sampling diverse styles and time periods. Other people may find a slim single volume written by just one author more welcoming.

Do you remember a poem you liked in school or when you were a child? Seek out poems by the same author. See a poem on your daily commute that got you thinking? First, thank Poetry in Motion, a program of the Poetry Society of America, then track down its source and give the whole book a try.

Don’t feel obligated to read the entire book straight through, or to read particularly fast: a line or image from a poem will come back to you when you least expect it.

Don’t know where to begin? Start browsing through our Find a Poet and Find a Poem sections and see what strikes you. Check out our Poems for Every Occasion section for mini-anthologies of poems grouped thematically. Listen to recordings of poets people reading their own work in the Poetry Audio Archive. Start looking and we’re sure you’ll find a poem that speaks to you

26
Dec
07

Poems for Winter

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Are you searching for winter themed poems?  Check out the latest page from Poet.org!  This page features classic and contemporary poems dealing with all themes related to winter.    If you take a peek at the left sidebar menu, you will also find poems related to Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s.  Happy poem reading!

31
Oct
07

Halloween Treats: Halloween Poems!

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From http://www.poets.org

Poems about the Underworld

As little demons, ghosts, and devils prepare to roam through the neighborhood, Poets.org descends into fire and brimstone with a new essay on Poems about the Underworld.  Allow Poets.org to guide you through the abyss with a frightful collection of poems from Virgil’s Aeneid and Dante’s Inferno to contemporary work by authors such as Louise Glück, Rita Dove, Jack Spicer, and Dana Levin.  On the web at: www.poets.org/hell

Halloween Frightcast

Enter a haunted village where witches stir cauldrons and goblins fill their baskets with enchanted fruit. Listen to spooky readings of poems by Christina Rossetti, Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare on the special podcast for All Hallows Eve.  On the web at: www.poets.org/poetcast

Poets in the Graveyard

Find out which poets will be haunting your street this Halloween. You won’t need a crystal ball to uncover the authors entombed in your area. Instead, consult Poets.org’s Guide to Poets’ Graves. Find the jagged boulder that marks Ralph Waldo Emerson’s burial place and locate the library where the ashes of Langston Hughes lie beneath the floorboards. Take a trip to the graveyard to see the spare stone above the final resting place of E. E. Cummings, the tulip-strewn tomb of Sylvia Plath, and the wildly overgrown grave of Walt Whitman.

On the web at: www.poets.org/graves

03
Oct
07

Poetcast: Podcasts from Poets.org

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The Poetcast is the official podcast of the Academy of American Poets. Podcasts are like online radio shows, except that you don’t have to tune in at a given time. Instead, users “subscribe” to podcasts through software like iTunes, and episodes download directly onto your computer as they are released, hassle-free and free of charge.

You can listen to podcasts at your leisure, or, with portable devices like iPods, take them with you on the go. Click on the link below to hear sample Poetcasts, and see a range of subscription options.

Listen and Subscribe to the Poetcast

To subscribe to the Poetcast in iTunes, click on Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast and enter:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ThePoetcast