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Poetry Resources: Activities & Teaching Resources

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Poetry Tours

New York City: The East Village Poetry Walk 

Passing Stranger—The East Village Poetry Walk—is a sound-rich chronicle of poets and poetry associated with New York City’s East Village neighborhood. Narrated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, it contains site-specific poetry, interviews with poets, archival recordings and music by John Zorn. It was produced by Pejk Malinowski with support from the Poetry Foundation and others.




Emily Dickinson Virtual Poetry Walk: May 16, 2020

Check back at this link for information on how to attend a virtual poetry walk honoring the anniversary of Emily Dickinson's death. This event, held by the Emily Dickinson Museum, will start on the Homestead lawn and proceed through Amherst, stopping at sites significant in Dickinson’s life, and concluding at the poet’s grave in West Cemetery.



Audio and Video Resources



Poetry Prompts

Looking for inspiration? Sometimes the hardest part of writing is knowing where to begin. Here you'll find some sources of inspiration and prompts to get you started.


An example from Ms. Manning's bookshelf: You are not a gadget. Bone, Stardust, milk and honey. The heart is an instrument; stroke by stroke, piecing me together, pushing the margins... You were born for this.


Ready to Go Mini Lessons

Improve Comprehension & Fluency at home with the Fab Four 7 Minute Poetry Routine. Free Letter, Lesson, and Activity:

More Teaching Resources

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center

Poetry Out Loud