This is a great way to read poetry. Choose a poet, mood or tag. If you don't like what you are given, spin again. Once you have made your second choice, you will be given a poem to read. Hit the blue back arrow to spin again and read more poems.
This is a powerful and beautiful slam poem by Shane Koyczan. The animated poem describes how bullying touches us all. There is a short quiz in the Think section and additional information about Shane in Dig Deeper.
Write haiku, a Japanese poem that has three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Write the poem and then customize the design of the poem with one of the backgrounds or by uploading your own image. You can save and return to make revisions. Final work can be shared via e-mail, as a PDF, or printed out.
In this animated video, David Silverstein describes what poetic repetition is and why it appeals to us. Rhythm and repetition, of language in this case, is something that brings pleasure to listeners and readers.