2.6 Poetry Resources

Check out The Poetry Foundation and Poets and Writers Magazine online, both a wealth of poetry resources. The St. Louis Poetry Center, no matter where in the world you live, is an excellent resource for connecting with other poets, finding out about poetry competitions, and  joining additional workshops. Look around your house and see if you have any books of poetry you can access. Go online and start looking at poets you know and maybe search by category for poetry or poets you don’t know. If you have had a bad experience with poetry in the past, let it go for now. Certainly, your local library or school library will have a wealth of poetry resources. Speaking of Mom (I spoke of Mom in the video), how about a poem for the person who gave you a ride every single day before you were born despite an aching back and maybe a little nausea? One of my favorite contemporary poems, The Lanyard, by one of my favorite poets, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

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