Inland Empire Chapter

A book is a gift you can open again and again. 
—Garrison Keillor

Poetry: The Magical Gift of Words

Presented by:

Shirley Wible and Bev Siddons

Poetry Resources


Useful resource for poems, articles and essays, and a glossary of poetic terms.


Information about National Poetry Month, plus "For Educators"


Videos of various poets reading their own poetry

Resources for parents and teachers

Locate a favorite poem or poet:


Lesson Plans, Contests and Publishing

Website features places to publish children's poetry as well as a list of contests:


Writing contest for children:


A wealth of information about contest, grants, plus writing opportunities:


A free lesson on digging into deeper thinking about poetry


Poetry contest for 7th graders: