"Poetry is the best words in the best order"
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Welcome to Poets.org. Here you can find hundreds of essays and interviews about poetry, biographies of 540 poets, over 1,800 poems, 150 audio clips of poems read by their authors, lesson plans for teachers, and much more.
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Visit our Poetry Book Club page for ideas on starting your own book group. Take advantage of resources such as poetry reading guides and book recommendations from notable poets.