National Poetry Month

Teen Poetry April 2021

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Check out some great poetry books on Hoopla and learn how to write many different kinds of poems! Also, check out the Teen Poetry contest

Black boy making a craft

There are many different types of poetry, ranging from haikus to concrete poems to acrostic poems. Each book in this series highlights a different type and how to write them. Also, check out these poems for kids from the Academy of American Poets, arranged by subject.




Boy holding his nosePoet Brian P. Cleary writes humorous poetry to illustrate different types of poetry. Check out his website for some fun activities.




Girl writing inside with a bird watching through a windowThis series includes Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. After you have read some of her poetry, take a tour of Emily Dickinson’s bedroom.