Find a Poem: Websites
Poetry Foundation Poems by subject, age or category.
Poetry Resources for Teens Official website of Academy of American Poets. Includes interviews about poetry, biographies of more than 500 poets, almost 2,000 poems, and audio clips of 150 poems.
Poetry Archives Premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past.
What is Poetry?
Poetry is a type of literature in which the sound and meaning of language are combined to create ideas and feelings.
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance." ~Carl Sandburg
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." ~Robert Frost
Like butterflies in Spring
Poetry awakens the Spirit,
stirs the imagination and explores
the possibilities with each stroke of its rhythmic wings.
~Jamie Lynn Morris