"To have great poets, there must be great audiences."
Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892)

The League of Canadian Poets (resources pages)

Poetry Lesson Plans NCTE (click here)

What is lyric poetry? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyric_poetry
Example lyric poet: Thomas Hardy http://encyclopedia2.tfd.com/Hardy,+Thomas

Who are the famous poets? Try poetry.org

List of Canadian poets 68 on this list worthy of classroom discussion.

What is video poetry? See video poet Clive Holden's example http://www.cyclopspress.com/trainsofwinnipeg1.html. Other video poetry examples are: http://www.pw.org/content/six_video_poems?cmnt_all=1 
Who is a slam poet? Check our slam poetry. 

Poetry Lesson Plans:

This is a viewing and representing lesson idea. The poem that creates the shades in this photo is The Lady of Shalotte. The full version of the original poem is here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174626
The Lady of Shalotte (1832) by Allfred, Lord Tennyson. 

Part I
On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot;. . .

High school poetry lessons and unit plans from high school teachers. Tested in the classroom http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/6

Bill Moyers describes poetry lessons that make poetry relevant http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2009/01/the_enduring_power_of_poetry.html

Acrostic Poems http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/

Outta Ray's Head poetry lessons are here. http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/poetry.htm Check out other lessons on this site, too.

“Portals Into Poetry: Using Generative Writing Groups to Facilitate Student Engagement With Word Art” by Linda Young

What is Poetry Cafe?

“Alliteration All Around,” a lesson plan by Rebecca Olien

“Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers,” a lesson plan by Sheila K. Seitz

What is Jazz Poetry? https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/brief-guide-jazz-poetry 

Try Found Poetry (my favourite) Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and re-framing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.  Try this. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/printouts/foundpoem.pdf
Found and Headline Poetry (with examples)  

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4Kids 

Types of Poetry from Family Friend