World Poetry Day

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book 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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Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, born

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Charles Dickens, born

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February 7, 1812
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.

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.