Inland Empire Reading Council
President: Jeanne Gahagan
A book is a gift you can open again and again. —Garrison Keillor
Poetry: The Magical Gift of Words
Shirley Wible and Bev Siddons
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: http://poemhunter.com/
Lesson Plans, Contests and Publishing
Website features places to publish children's poetry as well as a list of contests:
Writing contest for children: https://sites.google.com/site/potluckmagazine/
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: https://www.facebook.com/7thGradePoetry?hc_location=stream