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    Brave New Voices
    Brave New Voices:  From Youth Speaks, the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Finals video.
    Library of Congress Poetry & Literature: Includes Poetry of America, Conversations with African American poets, Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers & Poets, interviews, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, Poet Laureates (both national & state), Civil War Poetry, Walt Whitman resources, audio, video and more. 
    Presidents as Poets: Poetry written by United States Presidents. 
    United States Poet Laureate: Guides for "poet laureate's life and work, as well as to external Web sites that feature biographical information, interviews, poems, audio, video, and other materials that highlight the activities of each poet."
     poetry 180 Library of Congress Poetry 180: “A poem a day for high school students. Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003.” 

    Lift Every Voice

    Lift Every Voice, A Nationwide Celebration of 250 Years of African American Poetry:  "engages participants in a multifaceted exploration of African American poetry, the perspectives it offers on American history and the struggle for racial justice, and the universality of its imaginative response to the personal experiences of Black Americans over three centuries." 

    National Youth Poet Laureate

    National Youth Poet Laureate:  Anthology of poetry, videos and information from National Youth Poet Laureates. "A program of Urban Word, an award-winning youth literary arts and youth development organization."


     Civil rights movement Poems of the Civil Rights Movement: Civil rights movement poems divided by The Forerunners, From the Freedom Movement, Freedom School Poems, about the Movement and more.
    poetry archive   The Poetry Archive: "The Poetry Archive is a not-for-profit organization that makes and acquires recordings of poets from around the English-speaking world and makes substantial excerpts from them freely available online. Funded by Arts Council England.” 
    poetry foundation   Poetry Foundation: Browse poems and poets by school/period, subject, terms, world region and more.
     poetry out loud

    Poetry Out Loud: Poems and performances, print poems, poet info, tips on reciting and more. 

    poetry sound library

    Poetry Sound Library:  The map collects voices and poems in the original language. The voice of living poets from all around the world is accessible by clicking on the marker on the map” or scrolling down the list on the side.
    poetry through the ages
    Poetry Through the Ages: serve(s) as an ideal tool for teaching poetic forms, their influences in their eras, and their relevance today.” History of the poetic form, famous, classic, obscure and 21st century poetic forms, glossary of terms and more. 
    poets.org national poetry map  

    Poets.org:  From the Academy of American Poets – browse by occasions, themes, forms, movements, poem-a-day, poet biographies and more. Includes National Poetry Map to find state and local poets, poems, events, literary journals, writing programs and poetry organizations.

    poetry for teens

    Poets.org - Poetry for Teens:  breakups & heartbreak, family, gender & sexuality, grief & loss, heritage & identity, love & relationships, mental health, politics & social justice, and self.
    project gutenberg  
    Project Gutenberg-Poetry: Full-text including Children’s, French, Anthologies, Epic, Romantic, Modern, First World War poetry, Imagist & Metaphysical Poets, Renaissance, Middle & Old English poetry, translations of Latin & Greek and more.
     poetry foundation
    U.S. Latinx Voices in Poetry:
    From The Poetry Foundation, “The work of these following poets deftly addresses Latinx heritage as a powerful force that has altered and shaped the landscape of American art.” 

    Versa/Bartleby.com: “Free full-text collections of thousands of poems.” 
     walt whitman archive Walt Whitman Archive: Published works, original manuscripts, letters, biography, commentary, audio, images resources and more.
    cowboy poetry Western Folklife Center National Cowboy Poetry Gathering:  "performances of poetry and music during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in years past."

    YARN: Young Adult Review Network - Poetry: “YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices...including teens.”


    Webpage created L.G.Buschmann 10/13/2016 and update 7/14/2021.

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