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Everything you need to know in order to write a poem!

Everyone Can Be a Poet!


Welcome to this resource guide for Poetry.

This guide is a starting point for anyone interested in learning how to write poetry. Use the tabs at the top of the guide to find books and media, articles, and background information on this subject.

What is Poetry?

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” - William Wordsworth

“Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” - James Tate

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.“ -T.S. Eliot

“Poetry lies its way to the truth.” -John Ciardi

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” -Robert Frost

Poetry Web Sites

Information About Poets

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Poetry Books at Hostos Library