Books & Resources

Books & Resources

For Poets

Books & Resources

Okay, so you’ve read

Emily Dickinson,

William Shakespeare,

Robert Frost, &

e.e. cummings…

How about trying:

Rita Dove

Billy Collins

Kenneth Koch

William Butler Yeats

Seamus Heaney

Guillaume Appollinaire

Pablo Neruda

Anne Sexton

Ted Kooser

Langston Hughes

Denise Levertov

Dylan Thomas

Nikki Giovanni

Wallace Stevens

Ezra Pound

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Dorothy Parker

John Keats

Ogden Nash

Jose Luis Borges

Adrienne Rich

So many poets, so little time!

Novels in Verse

17: A Novel in Prose Poems

Liz Rosenberg

The Brimstone Journals

Ron Koertge

Girl Coming in for a Landing

April Halprin Wayland


Margaret Wild

Keesha’s House

Helen Frost


Jacqueline Woodson

Love That Dog

Sharon Creech

Make Lemonade

Virginia Euwer Wolff

Out of the Dust

Karen Hesse

Split Image

Mel Glenn

Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy

Sonya Sones

The Taking of Room 114

Mel Glenn

True Believer

Virginia Euwer Wolff

What My Mother Doesn’t Know

Sonya Sones


Karen Hesse

Dark Sons

Nikki Grimes

Poetry Anthologies

Angst! Teen Verses from the Edge

Karen Tom

Behind the Wheel: Driving Poems

Janet Wong

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Hispanic in the United States

Lori Carlson

From Totems to Hip Hop: A Multicultural Anthology

Ishmael Reed

God Went to BeautySchool

Cynthia Rylant

I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You

Naomi Shihab Nye

I Wouldn’t Thank You for a Valentine

Carol Ann Duffy.

The Invisible Ladder

Liz Rosenberg

Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems

Mel Glenn

Paint Me Like I Am

Bill Aguado

Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou

The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Tupac Shakur

Slow Dance Heart Break Blues

Arnold Adoff.

The Spoken Word Revolution

Mark Eleveld

Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writings by Teenage Girls

Betsey Franco

Truth and Lies

Patricia Vecchione

What Have You Lost?

Naomi Shihab Nye

You Hear Me? Poems and Writings by Teenage Boys

Betsy Franco

101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night)

Daisy Goodwin

Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

Neil Astley

Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation

Roger Housden

Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry about School

M. Anderson & D. Hassler

Go to the 800’s for more poetry

Poetry on the Web

Academy of American Poets.

The PoetryCenter of the Library of Congress.

The Poetry Society of America

Current and archived issues of Poetry magazine.

Hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.

You can listen to the daily poem or have it sent via e-mail.

Poetry Daily each day brings you a new poem from books, magazines and journals.

This site is a “virtual refrigerator” on which you can compose magnetic poetry.

Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry.

Teen Ink is a website devoted entirely to writing and art created by teens.

Writer’s Digest magazine online offers articles and activities for budding writers.