Celebrate the rich tradition of African American poetry in Black History Month—and year-round—with this selection of poems, audio poems, essays, and archival letters. Also, take a look at this collection of lesson plans for Black History Month, featuring poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, and Claudia Rankine, among others.
For Valentine’s Day on February 14, take a look at the lesson plan “Love as a Two-Way Street” and browse this selection of classic and contemporary love poems.
Finally, we’re already looking ahead to April and excited to share our educator resources for this year’s National Poetry Month. Sign up to receive your free National Poetry Month poster, watch videos of our chancellors reading their work in this year’s Dear Poet Project, and save the date for Poetry in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 18.