National Poetry Month

CHPL Resources Poems Writing Resources
Podcasts Kids Other Resources

In honor of National Poetry Month, CHPL librarians are sharing their favorite poems throughout the month of April! Keep checking back for new read alouds added to our Poetry Playlist and visit our YouTube Channel for more.


CHPL Resources

Poetry books on OverDrive

Poetry books on Hoopla

Visit our eBooks & More page to learn how you can download these apps. You will need a CHPL library card to access our digital collections. Cherry Hill residents who need a temporary card number during our closure should complete our online card application (email address required).

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Poems
Discover and explore all types of poetry through these websites.

Literary Hub Fiction & Poetry

The Poetry Archive

Poetry Foundation

Poetry Translation Centre for International Poetry

Poets.org

Project Gutenberg Poetry Shelf

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Writing Resources
Check out these free resources for guidance and tips on writing your own poetry.

Everything you need to write a poem (and how it can save a life) (TEDxUTSC)
You're a poet and Daniel Tysdal is about to show it. Daniel will walk you through his writing process to showcase the Power of Poetry to help us remember, grieve and celebrate.

How to Write A Poem: 8 Fundamentals for Writing Poetry that's Meaningful

NCTE: Interviews with Poets

Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop
Course description: Why just write poems when you can write better ones? This course is built on the notion that the most exciting writing begins after the first draft. It is specifically for folks who believe that writing poems just to express oneself is like using the Internet just for email. After all, poetry can change the way you and your readers think of the world and its inhabitants; it can break new ground for language; turn a blank sheet of paper into a teeming concert of voices and music.

TED Talks about Poetry

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Podcasts

Commonplace: Conversations with Poets

The New Yorker Poetry Podcast

The Poetry Magazine Podcast

Poetry Translation Centre Podcasts
Our website is a free archive of international poetry. We display the final version of each poem we translate alongside the original language text, the literal translation and notes on the process, making our translations completely transparent. We also create dual-language recordings of our poems so that everyone can experience the poems in their original language.​

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Kids
Lessons and activities to encourage children to explore poetry.

Edutopia: Online Poetry Resources

NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

Poetry 4 Kids
The funny poetry playground of children’s author Kenn Nesbitt. Here you will find lots of funny poems for kids, classic children’s poems, games, poetry lessons and activities, plus a rhyming dictionary, videos, author visit information, and lots more.

Poetry Set to Music: A Collaborative Opportunity
One possible way to engage students with poetry is to explore poems that have been set to music. Consider collaborating with music teachers in your school or community. Ask them to visit your classroom to discuss composing music to accompany lyrics and perhaps to perform pieces you have selected. Alternatively, find students in your classes who play instruments or sing to perform the songs.

Scholastic: Teachers share their best ideas

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Other Resources

Library of Congress Poetry Resources:

Examples of Poetry Set to Music

Sign up for The Paris Review's Poetry Newsletter

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