Black and white drawing of Shakespeare

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

Celebrate the Bard of Avon’s birthday with Folger Shakespeare’s Library “Online Resources for Teachers.” You’ll find “Shakespeare for Kids,” games and puzzles to engage younger students, and free audio-video resources designed to help you teach Shakespeare to older ones.

Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes

Seis gigantes de la literatura hispana

Descubre algunos de los más grandes poetas hispanos.

Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes

Six Hispanic Literary Giants

Explore the great Hispanic poets, from 1600 to present.

A portrait of young Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson: An American Poet for All Seasons

EDSITEment celebrates the life and work of American poet Emily Dickinson, including her talents as baker and gardener.

World Poetry Day

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz forced to give up her writing

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Jean-Louis “Jack” Kerouac, American “Beat Generation” writer and poet, born

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The poet Dante

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry

This National Poetry Month feature educates students about different poetic forms developed across time and around the world.

Langston Hughes Commemorative Stamp

National Poetry Month: Forms of Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, learn about the many styles of poetry -- short and long, structured and free-form, American and international.