Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Many poets celebrate by writing a poem every day throughout the month, and many readers celebrate by reading a poem every day. However you choose to celebrate, here are a few great links to get you started.
Poems Out Loud
From the publishing company W.W. Norton, this site offers interesting links, audio poetry from well-known poets like Rita Dove (who just visited the IU campus last week), and a blog by former poet laureate Robert Pinsky.
The Academy of American Poets
Look up individual poets or poems, sign up to receive a poem a day in your email during National Poetry Month, find poems by theme (holidays, nature, love & romance, etc.), read essays and interviews about poetry, find poetry audio and video.
The Poetry Foundation
Also offers poetry by theme, as well as news, articles, podcasts, essays, and a blog written by several published poets. The Poetry Foundation is also the home of Poetry Magazine, one of the oldest poetry journals in the world, and much of the published content of Poetry Magazine is reproduced on the website.
IU’s Creative Writing Program
Find information on graduate study in creative writing here at IU, read about the amazing writers on IU’s faculty and the books published by IU graduates, and learn about upcoming poetry and fiction readings on campus. Check out the “Links” option in their menu for more goodies.
Poetry Daily (http://www.poems.com/)
Verse Daily (http://versedaily.com/).
Each of these sites will give you a new poem every day, 365 days a year. You’re bound to find something you like!