• Poetic Justice ~ encouraging you to give poetry the attention it deserves.

     Never underestimate the power of words. 
    Feel them.  Write them. Say them out loud.
     Visit  the poet's website: Shane Koyczan 
    Poems by Heart
    Poems by Heart App
    Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics is a memorization game that will challenge you with classic poems from master wordsmiths including Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and more. You’ll rack up high scores and achievements on your way to reciting 24 poems from heart, with recordings you can share online and email to your friends.
    Learn more in this article from Shelf Control.
    Poetry       Explore Poetry
    Eating Words
     Play with Poetry
    Magnetic Poetry
    Verses Poetry Creator
    Ever wonder what it would be like to mash-up a Shakespeare poem with a Hip Hop Song? Verses is a new iPhone and iPad app that puts a fresh spin on a cherished classic: refrigerator magnet poetry. We built this app to set your creativity ablaze with Verses's limitless word mixing possibilities that allow you to become a kind of dictionary DJ.
    Add photos from Flickr to a poetic phrase for a visual dimension.

    We provide the music. You write the lyrics and sing along!

    Poetry Forms
    Poetry Forms
    An interactive site for you to simply create a variety of poetic forms.
    Favorite Poem Project
    Americans Saying the Poems They Love
    18,000 Americans of all ages share their favorite poems on this vibrant, interactive site with videos, mini-docs and poems to savor.

    Poetry 180
     Poems selected by Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, with high school students in mind. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.

     Ken Nesbitt's poetry playground with lots of activities and an emphasis on humor and fun.

     A poetry blog by Poetry Advocates for Children & Young Adults. Its membership is comprised of poets, authors, teachers, students, scholars, editors, librarians, booksellers, and readers of all ages from around the world.

    Poetry Everywhere
    Through a collection of short poetry films, Poetry Everywhere exposes a diverse audience to a broad spectrum of poetic voices, builds an appreciation and an audience for poetry, and increases the presence of poets and poetry. 
    This selection from Teacher's Domain.

    Poetry for Children
    Poetry blog by Dr. Sylvia Vardell, professor at Texas Woman's University.
    Check this page for a list of Poetry Awards.

    Poetry Foundation
     The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

    Poetry Out Loud
     National Recitation Contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

     A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion.

     JOURNEYMAN INK  A group in the North Texas area which performs and works with students with original                                                          spoken word pieces. "...we will inspire others to talk to the page, write to be heard, and                                                          courageously find strength and common ground as we awaken the creative soul."
     Selections from Poetry Everywhere

     "Valentine for Ernest Mann"

    Poet to Poet: Naomi Shihab Nye responds to a request from a boy to write him a poem.
    Naomi Shihab Nye reveals the poetry of her young son.
     [Animated video]
     Is it possible to write a poem with mainly prepositions?
      Nights on Planet Earth  [Animated video]    Campbell McGrath uses some fierce figurative language in this one!
     There is something incredibly cool about watching the poet read his or her work, especially one that is so well-known that the last lines are forever famous:          
    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.   
    But I have promises to keep,   
       And miles to go before I sleep,   
    And miles to go before I sleep.
     Did I Miss Anything? by Tom Workman
     This poem from the Poetry 180 site presents dual responses to the students who have been absent from class.
     2 of the many fabulous poems selected by ordinary and famous Americans to share with us all.  They also share a little about themselves and the poem they love.
    I'm Nobody! Who are You by Emily Dickinson 
    read by Yina Liang 
    Decatur, GA
     from Song of Myself by Walt Whitman 
    read by John Doherty 
    Construction Worker 
    Braintree, MA

    i carry your heart
    i carry your heart with me

    (i carry it in my heart)
    i am never without it
    (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

    I fear no fate
    (for you are my fate, my sweet)
    i want no world
    (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
    and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant 
    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
    higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) 

    --ee cummings