Teen Update: Focus on Poetry

April is National Poetry Month!  So, now is the perfect time to discover more about the world of poetry. Whether you are interested in learning more about the art of reading or writing poems, here are two great websites for teens:

The Academy of American Poets: You will find poems, recommended reading lists, interviews, advice and so much more.

The Poetry Foundation:  With a focus on engaging and inspiring teens, this website provides a wealth of information. Be sure to check out the “Poetry Out Loud” program which helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

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