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Whether you’re a lifelong poetry reader or are looking for your first collection to pick up, we’ve got something for you! Our writers cover new poetry, the best poetry for every reader, and more.

What Does a Poet Laureate Do?

The position is a great honor, but what, exactly, does a Poet Laureate do? Find out what the Library of Congress asks of it Laureates here.

The Wonderful World of Presidential Poetry

We explore the overlooked history of presidential poetry, with poets including George Washington, John Quincy Adams, Jimmy Carter, and Barak Obama.

How to Write a Poem Analysis: 6 Steps for Students and New Reviewers

Even if you do not plan on learning how to write a poem analysis essay, building a routine of analysis into your reading can deepen your appreciation.

20 Must-Read Poetry Collections by Queer Female Poets

Staying inside and catching up on reading might be a great time for you to discover some new favorite queer female poets!

10 Gorgeous Poets Like Mary Oliver

Find a list of poets like Mary Oliver who embrace simplicity, the natural world, and big meaning in small moments.

3 of the Best New YA Novels in Verse

Celebrate April is Poetry Month with these three new YA novels in verse!

Prepare For Poem in Your Pocket Day With These Short Poems

Here are a few super short poems that won’t take much folding to become pocket-sized for this year's Poem in Your Pocket Day.

New Poetry Audiobooks to Listen to During National Poetry Month

Stuck at home? Check out these five recently-released poetry audiobooks to listen to just in time for National Poetry Month this April.

9 Medieval Poets You Will Actually Enjoy Reading

Not all medieval poetry is boring. It can be sexy, searing, poignant, and graceful. Here are 9 such examples of medieval poets everyone can enjoy.

Advice on Reading Poetry for People Who Are Intimidated by Poetry

We've got some advice on reading poetry, including frameworks for thinking about poetry, as well as beautiful poems to accompany them. 

Does Reading Poetry in the Morning Really Help Your Health?

Is there scientific merit to the claim reading poetry in the morning is good for your health?

Where To Find Free Poetry Online

Get acquainted with the wide world of poetry without spending a dime. Check out these resources to find free poetry online.

Where to Find Free Poetry Resources for Kids Online

Whether you're looking for free, printable short poems for kids, or rhyming poems for kids, these websites featuring free poetry for kids have you covered.

Quiz: Boy Band or Romantic Poet?

Which of these lines were said by boy bands? Which by Romantic poets? You may not be able to tell!

A Guide To Poems By Gwendolyn Brooks

The power and the beauty of poems by Gwendolyn Brooks has been a constant companion of mine. If you're a new reader of hers, this is where to start.