30 Poems for National Poetry Month

106/365: Poet-treeBack by popular demand, it’s ReadWriteThink’s 30 poems for National Poetry Month. We have thirty poetry activities for you, one for each day of the month of April! It’s our fourth year to celebrate National Poetry Month with a poem a day.

April is National Poetry Month, sponsored by Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations. Our friends at the Academy of American Poets have already shared a guest post with information on the Poet-to-Poet Project, Poem in Your Pocket Day, and more.

Check out the calendar for April below. Each day has a link to a different kind of poetry writing, either a specific poetic form, like sonnets or acrostics, or poetry focused on a particular topic, like seasonal haiku or color poems. The materials range in grade levels, but can usually be adapted for any age (even college students). Just click each day for a month full of poetry fun!

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1: Nonsense Poems 2: Acrostic Poems 3: Seasonal Haiku 4: Shape Poems 5: STEM Poems 6: Bio- Poems
7: Riddle Poems 8: Nursery Rhymes 9: Color Poems 10: Two- Voice Poetry 11: Headline Poems 12: Diamante Poems 13: Rebus Poems
14: Parody Poems 15: One-Sentence Poems 16: Name Poems 17: Magnetic Poetry 18: Letter Poems 19: Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry 20: 5Ws Poems
21: Free Verse 22: Alphabet Poems 23: Concrete Poems 24: Found Poems & Parallel Poems 25: Cinquain Poems 26: Limericks 27: Traditional Sonnets
28: Astronomy Poetry 29: Sports Poetry 30: Catalog Poems        

If you’re looking for even poetry fun on the go, be sure to download our mobile poetry apps. Grab your tablet and write Acrostic Poems, Theme Poems, Diamante Poems, Haiku, or “found poetry”with the Word Mover App.


[Photo: 106/365: Poet-tree by LibAmanda, on Flickr]