Stevenson, Burton Egbert. Famous Single Poems and the Controversies Which Have Raged Around Them.
Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971.
Main Stacks PS303 .S75 1971
Miller, Jacqueline T. Poetic License: Authority and Authorship in
Medieval and Renaissance Contexts.
New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Main Stacks PR535.A88 M55 1986
Romano, Tom. Writing with Passion: Life Stories, Multiple
NH: Boynton/Cook, 1995.
Main Stacks PE1404 .R64 1995
Robert, and Michelle Boisseu. Writing Poems. New York: HarperCollins,
Main Stacks PN1059.A9 W34 1996
Wormser, Baron, and David Capella. Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves.Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2000. Electronic Book
Bartlett, Lee, ed. Talking Poetry: Conversations in the Workshop with Contemporary Poets.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.
Main Stacks PS325 .T3 1987
Crediting Poetry: The Nobel Lecture. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
Main Stacks PR6058.E2 C74 1996
B. The Place My Words Are Looking For: What Poets Say
About and Through Their Work.
New York: Bradbury Press, 1990.
Juvenile Area PS586.3 .P5 1990
Diving for Poems. Staten Island: Word Beat Press, 1985.
Main Stacks PN1042 .K47
George, ed. Poets at Work: The Paris Review Interviews.
New York: Viking, 1989.
Main Stacks PS323.5 .P65 1989
For books by particular poets, go to the Library’s CATALOG and search for works by author or title.
We've got award-winning books, too.
Conversations with African American poets. San Francisco: California
Newsreel, 1998. (4 video cassettes). This video anthology of African
American poetry from the last half of the 20th century offers intimate
portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works.
Periodicals/Video Window PS591.N4 F87 1998
Poets laureate: The American voice in poetry. Washington, DC: White House Millennium Council, 1998.
Three U.S. Poets laureate (Robert Pinsky, Robert Hass, and Rita Dove) recite excerpts of famous poems and speak about the evolution of poetry through the century. President and Mrs. Clinton, as well as audience members, read their favorite poems and participate in the discussion.
Periodicals/Video Window PS 323.5 .P68 1998
language of life: a festival of poets. Newbridge Communications, 1995.
(8 video cassettes).
A video series hosted by Bill Moyers and featuring Claribel Alegria, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Marilyn Chin, Lucille Clifton, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Carolyn Forche, Michael S. Harper, Robert Hass, Linda McCarriston, Sandra McPherson, DavidMura, Naomi Shihab Nye, Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, Sekou Sundiata, and Daisy Zamora.
Periodicals/Video Window PS 591.M54 .L36 1995
The power of the word. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences,
1994. (6 videocassettes).
A six-part television series celebrating contemporary poets and their poetry. Poets include: Sharon Olds, William Stafford, Octavio Paz, Galway Kinnell, James Autry, Quincy Troupe, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Mary TallMountain, Joy Harjo, Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern, Stanley Kunitz, W.S. Merwin, Robert Bly and others. Hosted by Bill Moyers.
Periodicals/Video Window PN 1031.M6 1994
Jack. Moving Windows: Evaluating the Poetry Children Write.
New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1985.
Main Stacks PN 1101.C66 1985
Gregory. When You’ve Made It Your Own--:
Teaching Poetry to Young People.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1988.
Main Stacks LB1576 .D38 1988
Georgia. For the Good of the Earth and Sun:Teaching Poetry.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1989.
Main Stacks PN1101 .H4 1989 (2 copies)
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Pass the Poetry Please: Using Poetry in Pre-Kindergarten–Six Classrooms.
New York: Citation Press, 1972.
Main Stacks LB1575 .H66
Glenna Davis. Give them Poetry! A Guide for Sharing
Poetry with Children K-8.
New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.
Main Stacks LB1575 .S54 2003
Richard. Using Poetry to Teach Reading
and Language Arts: A Handbook for Elementary School Teachers.
York: Teachers College Press, 1985.
Main Stacks LB1576 .S628 1985
Iris M. Tiger Lilies, Toadstools, and Thunderbolts: Engaging K-8 Students with Poetry.
Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2002.
Curriculum Materials Center LB1575 .T54 2002
Lorraine. Write Me a Poem:
Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994.
Main Stacks LB1576 .W4888 1994
Baron, and David Capella. Teaching the Art of
Poetry: The Moves.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2000.
MAGAZINES featuring creative writing for kids
Current (and past) issues are located in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) and may be checked out.
The CMC also has other cool teaching materials.
National Poetry Month
Everything you've ever wanted to know about National Poetry Month and the various ways it can be celebrated.
Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress
schedules of readings as well as links to poetry cybercasts!
Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y
Sign up for workshops or buy tickets to attend a reading by a favorite writer.
Island Poetry Calendar
A comprehensive schedule of readings taking place all over the Island.
A high-quality online magazine edited by former Suffolk County Poet Laureate, George Wallace.
and Writers Magazine
Articles about the goings-on in the world of poetry as well as classifieds: journals looking for work!
of American Poets
Learn about poets, listen to poets, and sign up for a "Poem-A-Day" with this esteemed organization.
Island Poetry Collective
Join this group, go to readings, and be a supporter of Long Island poetry scene.
Island Writers Guild
Workshops and readings for those who need help with their works-in-progress.
Smithtown Poetry Society
Links to an online magazine and other poetry stuff.
Writing tips, techniques, and an online community for the perfection of the written word.