Poetry Month is coming up in less than a week, making this a perfect time to prep. Did you know that ReadWorks offers a bunch of poems you can read aloud or listen to at their website? It's a free site we use in our homeschooling that I highly recommend. You can find loads of poems all across the Internet too, of course.
Are you taking part in World Poetry Day? Whether you are writing, reading or sharing poetry online, feel free to share what you've got here at Poetry Talk in the chat. If you're using the hashtag #WorldPoetryDay on Twitter, you can see lots of cool poems that people are sharing. I've already watched a couple of cool slam poets and am inspired to do something similar with my class soon!
When it comes to poetry, some people love it and some people hate it. But if you mix those poems into a fun game of mad libs everyone is sure to enjoy! These fun printable mad libs are free and ready to print today, so you can use them right away and engage in some poetic silliness with family, friends or students.
Fans of Velvet Underground may be excited to hear that a book of Lou Reed's poetry is being collected. The collection, written after Reed left the group, is called Do Angels Need Haircuts? Readers will be able to enjoy not just Reed's poems during this period during his late 20s, but also photos from his life from the same time.