April 2016 is the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month!
Poetry comes in many different styles. No matter what your taste is, there is a poem for you. Poetry can be serious and thoughtful, or humorous and fun. Poems often rhyme, but they don’t have to. Poetry can be interesting to read, and enjoyable to write. People of all ages can learn to appreciate poetry. Read some short poems, learn about literary devices, and download a poetry terms word search:
The Art of Poetry – This middle/high school elective teaches the practice of reading and appreciating poetry.
National Poetry Month – Includes a list of activities to help you make the most of National Poetry Month.