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Books in our Library

Poetry books can be found on our library shelves at 821.

Books on writing poetry can be found at 808.1.


For Teachers

  • The Poetry Society Poetryclass
    The Poetry Society's Poetryclass project supports educators, poets and parents in using poetry for learning.
  • Poetry Collections
    The Poetry Collections page has links to poetry available online. Also lesson plans and activities related to poetry forms, figurative language, or poetic style (such as Epics, Haiku or Poetry Slams).

Poetry4kids the funny poetry playground of Children's Poet LaureateKenn Nesbitt, where you will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children,classic children's poetrygamescontestspoetry lessons and activities, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionaryfunny poetry podcastvideos, and lots more.

Poetry Websites

  • Children's Poetry Archive
    The Poetry Archive is a place where everyone can listen to poetry. There is something special about listening to a poet reading his or her own work. Here is a collection of recordings available to people who are interested in hearing them.
  • Poetry through the Ages
    For more than 4,500 years ago, civilizations have expressed their most beautiful, tragic, triumphant, and perceptive thoughts through poetry.
  • Poetry and Performance
    Listen to well-known actors performing poetry by some of Britain and America’s most distinguished poets.
  • The Poetry Place
    The aim of the Poetry Place is to help with the teaching,
    understanding and enjoyment of poetry.
  • Great Books Online
    With tens of thousands of poems by thousands of authors, offers one of the largest and oldest free full-text collections of verse on the web.
  • Poetry Box
    A New Zealand Poetry Page for Children
  • FizzyFunnyFuzzy
    The home of funny poetry by the Fizzy Funny Fuzzy poet, Gareth Lancaster.
  • Poetry by Heart

Figurative Language Game Show


Blackout Poetry

Australian Poets and Poetry

  • The Australian Poetry Library
    Provides an alphabetical list of Australian poets and poems by theme or occasion, including bush poetry, death, love, peace, war, friendship, humour.
  • Australian bush poetry, verse and music
    Australian poetry and traditional Australian bush music, poets include Henry Lawson, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson, William Ogilvie, Adam Lindsay Gordon, John O'Brien, Thomas E. Spencer and B. H. Boake as well as modern poets.
  • Poetry International web - Australia
    The Australian pages of Poetry International Web contains critical analyses of contemporary Australian poets. Each entry has the full text of selected poems, a bibliography and additional links.

  • Australian children's poetry
    This site showcases the work of contemporary Australian poets and poems for children. An A-Z list of poets provides biographical details and excerpts of poems.

  • Poetry for kids
    Sherryl Clark's site presents a selection of her poems (including audio readings) as well as ideas to encourage poetry writing.

  • Red room company
    The Red Room Company presents Australian poems by Australian poets. There is an alphabetical list of poets and their poems, and a section on poetry projects.


Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

An annual poetry competition for school aged children.

Sources of Poems for Year 8

  • Poem Hunter
    Poem Hunter has poems on many different themes from poets around the world. Search by poem title or poet.
  • Poems for Kids
    Poems for Kids have been written by many famous Australian poets, including Banjo Paterson and C J Dennis. Poems are grouped by themes and by poetic form.
  • Perform a Poem
    Become engaged with poetry in the classroom by watching video performances of poetry.
  • Steven Herrick
    Steven's website with links to his own performances of his poems.
  • Australian Children's Poetry - Poem of the Day
    The work of contemporary Australian poets and poems for children.

Writing Poetry

  • Instant Poetry Forms
    Choose your poetry form from the list of links. Then just add words to make the poem your own.
  • Rhyme Zone
    Find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more!
  • Power Poetry
    Motivation and tips for writing poetry. Your words can change the way people look at the world and our guides will help you improve.
  • Writing with Writers - Poetry
    Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with favorite authors.
  • Poetry Idea Engine
    The Poetry Idea Engine will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more.

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