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Susan Marie Swanson: «I write poetry and picture books. “Trouble, Fly,” a poem from Getting Used to the Dark, my collection of poems for young readers, appears in an acclaimed anthology, This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort. I hold an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and my honors include a poetry fellowship from the Bush Foundation, and fellowships in poetry and in children’s literature from the McKnight Foundation»

A Poem Disney. Fantastic youtube videos to inspire children to love poetry!

«Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children», by Sylvia M. Vardell. «This was the culmination of years and years of work in poetry for young people, including developing and teaching a new graduate course in poetry for young people. I was thrilled that ALA wanted to publish it and so gratified at its success. Then they asked me to do a second edition». Why Make Poetry a Priority? What Poetry Do Children Enjoy? How Do You Promote Poetry? What Happens after You Share the Poem?

10 Diverse Poetry Books for Kids. Do you read poetry with your kids? Although I read a wide variety of children’s books, I don’t read as much poetry as I should. April is National Poetry Month and I’m giving myself a challenge: read one poem with the kids every night at bedtime. Will you join me? Read more: www.whatdowedoall...

If Poems poetry App for iPad

Compelling multimedia lessons to get teens excited about poetry. Click HERE for a four-week print-and-teach unit designed for high school and advanced middle school students.

Top 5 tips for performing poetry, presented by writer and speaker Renee M. LaTulippe. Renée LaTulippe is a former English/theater/public speaking teacher. She is now a children's writer who composes poems for her video blog, No Water River, where she also features videos of renowned children's poets reading their own work.

Set of 24 task cards for working with poems. Plus, a template of blank cards for you to create your own tasks. See my blog for sets of poetry pag...

A list of 9 classic and contemporary poetry books that kids and parents can enjoy together.