Monday, April 10, 2006

Poems, Poets, Poetry

To help you rediscover poetry --if you've lost it ... (After all, April is National Poetry Month)

Roger Housden shares his ideas on 10 Poems to change your life, 10 Poems to Last you a lifetime, 10 Poems to open your heart, 10 poems to set you free, and more
Ten Poems, etc

With Voice of the Poet series on Audio CD, you can hear over 20 American poets, including Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsburg, Robert Frost, and e.e. cummings share their poems aloud.

Billy Collins , former U.S. Poet Laureate, has done much to promote the awareness of poetry in America. He's been heard of NPR, PBS, and the library has several of his books.

The Poet Laureate position in the U.S. began only in 1937. A number of notable Southern poets have served as Laureates, including Conrad Aiken, Allen Tate, Randall Jarrell, and James Dickey.

For more poetry news,
Library of Congress Poetry Place
Academy of American Poets
Teacher Resources for National Poetry Month
Anti-National Poetry Month by Charles Bernstein