Poetry Resources

Poetry is a funny subject here at Ready 2 Write Services. We've found that people either love poetry or hate poetry...there really is no happy medium. But whether you're a fan of poetry or you're not, learning about the classic words that have changed our literary history is important. In fact, poetry has existed for over 1,400 years! That's a long time!

Below you will find resources on popular poets and the poetry they have written, as well as how to write your own beautiful poetry. If you have never given poetry a shot, we encourage you to join our poetry writing seminars! They're fun and free!! (See the about us page for more information on these poetry seminars!)

Poetry and Literature -- from the Library of Congress

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day (This may not be directly related to poetry, but it still pertains to reading, which we heavily support here at Ready 2 Write Services. Read everyday!!)

Online Collection of Free Stories and Poems – Lit2Go (10 great tips on how to write a poem!)

Poetry Writing: 10 Tips on How to Write a Poem

Poets.org -- The Academy of American Poets

Children | Poetry Foundation – This is the children’s section of the poetry foundation, where you can find information about children’s poetry.

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4kids.com - Funny poems for children by poet Kenn Nesbitt

Society of Classical Poets – the mission of this poetry society is to reestablish poetry as one of the most appreciated and loved forms of literature and communication. This society provides a ton of historical information and resources about poetry and poets!

Types of Poems

Poetry and Songs for Children, from DLTK's Crafts for Kids

Poetry 101: Resources for Beginners (includes information on how to read a poem, where to start writing a poem and pieces of literature that have influenced poetry to this day.)

The Different Types of Poetic Forms -- Academy of American Poets

Online Resources for Poetry (one of the best places to look for all things poetry related.)

Different Types of Poems for Kids

Writing About Poetry, Purdue Online Writing Lab


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