What is found poetry?
Found poetry is a creative way to write a poem using various texts. Essentially, it is a colla...
Tynea Lewis is a former elementary teacher who has had a passion for writing ever since she can remember. She was recognized by the International Literacy Association in 2016 and named a 30 Under 30 honoree for her work with literacy through LitPick Student Book Reviews, an online reading and writing program.
Although she always loved writing, she developed a disdain for poetry in middle school when an English teacher harshly critiqued her piece, but she fell in love with again at the end of high school when she used poetry to express emotions from tragedies and struggles she faced. Her poems have been published online and in devozine, a teen devotional magazine.
She writes to express herself and be an encouragement to others. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @TyneaLewis or on her blog at tynea-lewis.com.
An acrostic poem is a fun poetry form that can be written about any topic.
It's a poem where letters within the lines of that poem (at the beginning, middle, or end) spell out a specific word. That word ...
Structured poems are poems that provide a specific format to follow. They are perfect for those who need a little more help forming a poem. They can eas...
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.