Welcome to our poetry website for students and teachers!
Our goal is to give visitors the opportunity to explore the craft of written word, spoken word, and rap poetry with the guidance of professional writers and teachers. To learn more about the team of professionals who collaborated on this project, click here.
Our course is a series of four integrated videos that take viewers step-by-step through the process of creating poems, whether they’re written for the page or for performance on the stage. Each video concludes with follow-up resources, including craft helps, performance models, and downloadable outlines of course content.
If you’re a student, we’ll give you tips for writing and performing poetry that will assist your development as a poet. Moreover, we’ll help you overcome writer’s block and find your own voice in a variety of poetic forms.
If you’re a teacher, you’ll discover ways to present poetry for the page and for the stage in our teacher guide, which includes a five-day lesson plan.
If you’re a poet in formation, you’ll find new approaches for expanding your skills.