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Creative Poetry Writing: Beyond Rhythm and Rhyme
Are you interested in writing poetry or learning the process involved in crafting a poem? How about the chance to put together some fun magnetic poetry online? If so, these inspiring articles, poetry prompts, and free how-to poetry writing resources will get you 'waxing poetic.'
Featured Poetry Writing Articles
The Rules of Poetry
By Bruce Price
First rule. There are no rules. Do you believe there are? Let's talk about this.
A Poetry Primer
By Molly J. Anderson-Childers
Creative ways to write and share your poetry through Haiku, Calligrams, Acrostic, and Persona Poems.
Poetry: Exploration and Experience
By Mary Diane Hausman
Wonderful writing exercises that will help poets who feel stuck in their poetry writing.
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How-to Poetry Writing and Resources
Academy of American Poets
"Poetry, poems, bios and more." Poets.org celebrates National Poetry Month in April with creative activities and includes an extensive section for educators to help students learn about famous poets, teach poetry as an art form, and inspire reading and writing poems.
With Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin, and Jean Marzollo. "In this learning activity students read about the process of creating a poem. Three professional poets give tips for brainstorming, using descriptive words, and working with rhythm and sound. An online forum where students can publish their own poems is available."
Lyrical Lessons Online
Poetry lessons for teachers and students. Features an introductory to poetry with 27 mini lessons covering topics ranging from puns and idioms to hyperboles and proverbs.
Modern Poetry: Its Writing and Appreciation
"Modern poetry: an extensive guide to the theory and craft of writing poetry." Features a variety of topics covering what poetry is; poetry as therapy; poetry as art form; shaping a poem; word choice; rhythm and stanza; critiquing; performing; and publishing.
Play with Online Magnetic Poetry
The official Magnetic Poetry® Web site has an assortment of virtual poetry kits you can play with online. Assemble pre-fabbed words into poetic prose and let your creativity flow!
"The world's premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past." Includes guided tours and printable lesson plans and classroom activities for teachers and students.
Poetry Literature Resources & Resources for Poets
A specialty section on Writers Write for poetry, a resource with links to classic poetry literature Web sites, resources for poets, message boards, poetry publications, poetry books and other resources for poets.