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Poetry

Since 1996, April has been National Poetry Month. Here are some books that will serve as great poetry starting points. For more ideas, see the National Poetry Month  website. And for your once a week taste of poetry, don’t forget Poetry Friday .

A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson

Barbara Dana
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Biography, Poetry
Published:
2009
Not Quite What I Was Planning

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

Rachel Fershleiser , Larry Smith
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Poetry, Short Stories
Published:
2008

The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Tupac Shakur
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
1999
The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Published:
1963

Pizza, Pigs and Poetry: How to Write a Poem

Jack Prelutsky
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2008
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

Paul Janeczko
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2009
Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

John Grandits
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Published:
2007

Casey at the Bat

Ernest Thayer
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Published:
2017
Bronx Masquerade

Bronx Masquerade

Nikki Grimes
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2003
Genre:
Poetry