In Women’s History Month—and year-round—celebrate the women poets who have helped shape American poetry with this selection of poems, audio poems, essays, books, and ephemera. Also, take a look at this collection of lesson plans for Women's History Month, featuring poems by Lucille Clifton, Emma Lazarus, and Adrienne Rich, among others.
For National Read Across America Day on March 2, find a poetry collection or anthology to read and share with your students.
For National Grammar Day on March 4, read Edward Hirsch’s iconic essay “How to Read a Poem” and Michael Ryan’s essay on grammar in poetry.
For Pi Day on March 14, take a look at the lesson plan “Infinite Recess,” which combines classroom writing activities and a lesson on mathematical structures.
On St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, read this collection of Irish poetry, poets, books, and essays.
On March 20, the first day of spring, celebrate the changing weather with this selection of poems for the season, including “Cherry blossoms” by Toi Derricotte and “What the Thrush Said” by John Keats.
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 April 27.