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  1. Library Events


    Libraries are not just places for books. They are also full of exciting events. Check out your local library to see what they are doing to celebrate National Poetry Month.

    If they do not have events scheduled, talk to the director to see if you can help them set up a night where people come to read aloud their favorite poems or poems they’ve written.

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  3. Create A Book Spine Poem

    Creating book spine poems are a fun and creative way to craft a poem without having to write down any words. They are created by stacking books on top of each other until a poem emerges.

    Go to your local library, or pull off a handful of books from your own shelf at home. Stack the books on top of each other, and read the titles from top to bottom. Each title becomes a different line of the poem. Arrange the books in an order that most appeals to you, and feel free to replace book titles that aren’t working well into your poem.

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  4. Poiku: Create A Pop Haiku

    What is a Haiku?


    A Haiku is a verse form made of 3 lines measuring 5, 7, and 5 syllables (in that order). 

    In its purest form as traditional Japanese poetry, the Haiku should be about nature or the seasons, and should use no m...

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  6. More Poetry And Pets: Posture & Movement

    Tips For Practicing Reciting A Poem


    Hello again! We’re into the full swing of celebrating National Poetry Mo...

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  7. Build A Poetry Inspiration Jar


    Poem ideas can be found anywhere. You just have to be open to their possibility and capture the ideas as they com...

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  8. Staged: Act Out A Poem

    How To Act Out Poetry




    Poetry originated even before writing, and the songs and stories which poets performed were the life-blood of early cultures. We often think of poems as emotional, and many poets find it hard to share their words because they write about such personal subjects. But not all poetry is about emotions, and there are many comedic and narrative poems which make great performances. Poetry is a living force that can be very powerful when we share it, both as a performance and as words on social media.



    So how can we capture the “life-force” of poetry? Here are some ideas for capturing the essence of poetry by acting out a poem. You could use these ideas to bring you closer to your family and friends, or to share the precious emotion of your words. They would also make great lesson ideas for the poetry classroom!


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  10. Recite Poetry To A Pet: Inflection & Projection

    Creative Practice For Reciting A Poem



    In celebration of National Poetry Month and our 30 Days to Find the Poet in You campaign, we’ve come up with some fun exercises to get you into the spirit of creative expression.

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  11. How To Memorize A Poem

    6 Tips To Quickly Memorize A Poem - How To Memorize A Poem



    Why Memorize a Poem? 

    Are you able to recall poetry without prompting? Think about music. Are you able to recall a son...

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