Poetry Hotlist

By Dana Holland

 Web Links: What's inside:
A Poem a Day 180 poems for every day of the school year.
Lesson Plans Thirty innovative lesson plans to help students write their own poetry.
American Poets Short biographies of poets and their poems.
Fooling with Words Bill Moyers offers many suggestions for teaching poetry to students.
Approaches to Poetry Myriad innovations for reading and writing poetry.
Magnetic Tiles Help spark the poetic muse with hundreds of word magnets; put them together and see what you get!
Glossary A comprehensive glossary of poetic terminology.
Poetry Workshop A virtual workshop with 62 creative prompts for writing 62 different poems.
Symbolism A dictionary of symbolism, which may be helpful in thinking about poetry.
Some Favorite Poems A list of favorite poems by title and author (go to either "title" or "author" selections from home page).
Keyword Poem Search A way to search by keyword: poet's name, title, first or last line, and timeline. Includes a glossary and limas to essays about poets and poetry.
Daily Poetry Contest Students can submit their poems in an ongoing daily poetry contest. Winners receive $100.00 prizes!
All About Sonnets This is "sonnet central"; you will find many ways to approach reflecting on existing sonnets and creating new sonnets.
Poetic Forms Descriptions and examples of a variety of different poetic forms with links to relevant websites.