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    Begin in delight, end in wisdom.

    • Resources for parents, including poems and videos for children ages 0-12.

    • Poems and articles about poetry for young adults, ages 13-18.

    • The place to start for university students and older poetry lovers.

    • Articles, teaching materials, and other resources for teachers of all levels.

    Core Learning Poems

    Poetry Resources

    How to Read a Poem

    Edward Hirsch

    Curious about poetry but don't know where or how to begin? We've reprinted the first chapter from the book How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch. Its 16 sections provide strategies for reading poems, and each section has plenty of links to examples of poems in our archive to illustrate the points.

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    • Glossary of Poetic Terms

      Browse the Poetry Foundation's comprehensive glossary of poetic terms, from abecedarian to zeugma.
    • Online Resources

      Includes links to general poetry sites, poet and audiovisual archives, online courses in poetry, and other resources for teachers and students.

    Poet 101's

    Poem Guides

    Articles for Teachers