Celebrate National Poetry Month with Free Resources from Gale

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Apr. 3, 2009 – In celebration of National Poetry Month, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is offering free resources on its Poet’s Corner Web site (http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/). This site of poetry resources will help students, teachers and poetry lovers worldwide get the most out of National Poetry Month. 

The Web site includes a calendar highlighting key moments throughout poetry’s history, a downloadable screensaver and bookmarks.

Biographical information on poets and a poetry quiz also are available on the site.  The quiz tests knowledge of significant people and events involved in poetry. Find the quiz questions and answers at http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/poets/quiz/.

Browse the biographies of some of history’s best-known poets including Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, William Blake and John Keats at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/bio.

View a timeline of events that traces the poetry movement, from 700 to the present, at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/timeline/.

Educators will find activities that are easily adaptable for classroom use at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/activities/.  These activities are designed to help students examine poetry as it relates to different subject areas, such as beauty and identity.  Also included at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/poems/ are popular poems.

Links to additional resources are available at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/links/, including links to the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America and the American Verse Project.

Visit your local library in April and throughout the year to access other poetry-focused Gale resources, such as:

  • American Poetry, 1609-1870 (Primary Source Microfilm)
  • Contemporary Poets (St. James Press)
  • Giants of American Art & Culture – Maya Angelou: America’s Poetic Voice (Blackbirch Press)
  • Literary Companion Series: Robert Frost (Greenhaven Press)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography: Walt Whitman, A Documentary Volume (Gale)
  • Poetry for Students (Gale)
  • Poetry Criticism (Gale)
  • The Importance Of: Edgar Allan Poe (Lucent Books)
  • The Importance Of: Maya Angelou (Lucent Books)
  • World Poets (Charles Scribner’s Sons)

Bookmark http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/ and celebrate National Poetry Month with Gale.

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

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