There’s a Poem for That

World Poetry Day is March 21st. Looking for poems to celebrate the day? Watch the TED Ed series There’s a Poem for That. It pairs contemporary and classical poems with award-winning animators. Here’s the first poem:

Poem in Your Pocket

Poem in Your Pocket Day is this coming Thursday, April 18th. To help you mark the occasion, the American Academy of Poets and the League of Canadian Poets have created a 2019 PIYP Day Booklet, with ideas for celebrating at school, at work and online. Not sure what poem you’d like to share? The booklet… Read more

Nature Poems

April is National Poetry Month. The theme for 2019 is Celebrate nature with poetry. The League of Canadian Poets invites you to celebrate the 21st annual National Poetry Month in April with nature – whether it’s mountain ranges, deserts, forests, oceans, or plains; whether it’s a cityscape or a landscape. Read, write, and share poetry… Read more

World Poetry Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is World Poetry Day! “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.” – United Nations TED-Ed has recently uploaded a video series that… Read more

Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month and this year is the 20th anniversary in Canada. What will you do to celebrate? The Academy of American Poets offers a variety of choices in 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month. Something new they have developed this year in collaboration with News-2-You is a special edition newspaper on poetry… Read more

Learning about Poetry

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. – Rita Dove World Poetry Day is tomorrow! It’s a good day to share the TED-Ed lesson on What makes a poem … a poem? Click here for the full lesson. Looking for ideas for teaching poetry? Take a look at 22 Way to Teach… Read more

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! This year’s theme is time: its gifts, its history, its potential. “From songs and the oral tradition to the page and beyond, time has traversed language, culture, and progress to give us an invisible and unbreakable framework for everything we do. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, time perseveres: language,… Read more

World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day! It’s a day to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry, promote the reading, writing and teaching or poetry, and raise the visibility of poetry. Take a quiz to test your understanding of poetry terms. For more of a challenge, try Can you match these famous first lines to the… Read more

Book Spine Poems

Have you heard of book spine poetry? It’s another form of found poetry and a fun and easy way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Gather up some books, read the titles and stack them to create a short poem that creates an image, feeling or scene. For more tips on creating a book spine poem,… Read more