Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

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Today's Poem-A-Day from The Academy of American Poets' is Idra Novey's "Translator’s Confession, 3 a.m."!

Today's Poem-A-Day from The Academy of American Poets' is Idra Novey's "Translator’s Confession, 3 a.m."!

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton | Academy of American Poets Ha!  Great poem for males. :)  If only...

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton | Academy of American Poets Ha! Great poem for males. :) If only...

Poem-A-Day | Academy of American PoetsThomas Huxley believed the mind’s shrill whistle contributed nothing  to the locomotive body

Poem-A-Day | Academy of American PoetsThomas Huxley believed the mind’s shrill whistle contributed nothing to the locomotive body

Poem-A-Day | Academy of American Poets Page 2 |

Poem-A-Day | Academy of American Poets Page 2 |

A Poem for Father's Day: My Father Is a Retired Magician, by  Ntozake Shange | Academy of American Poets

A Poem for Father's Day: My Father Is a Retired Magician, by Ntozake Shange | Academy of American Poets

Waiting Again for Biopsy Results from the Second Floor Exercise Room by Jennifer Franklin -  I am never where I Am. If I told you what I look forward  To, I couldn’t bear your pity. I would Not do any of this without music.

Waiting Again for Biopsy Results from the Second Floor Exercise Room by Jennifer Franklin - I am never where I Am. If I told you what I look forward To, I couldn’t bear your pity. I would Not do any of this without music.

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind.

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind.

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Subscribe to poetry.org's Poem-A-Day program to be inspired all month long.

Subscribe to poetry.org's Poem-A-Day program to be inspired all month long.

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