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

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March 12, 1922
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.

Hamlet and His Mother, Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)

National Poetry Month: William Shakespeare

In celebration of National Poetry Month, EDSITEment has highlighted lesson plans and websites about the great English poet William Shakespeare.

The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

This feature gives students a history of the Statue of Liberty and the waves of immigration to the U.S. around 1900.

A book of Emily Dickinson poems

National Poetry Month: The Power of Poetry

In support of National Poetry Month, EDSITEment has assembled a garland of new multimedia resources that enhance its poetry lessons.

Poet Derek Walcott born

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Poet T.S. Eliot dies

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Last word of American writer, Ambrose Bierce, out of Mexico before his disappearance

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Matthew Arnold, British poet, born

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