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Northfield Poet Laureate: Poetry Resources

The Northfield Poet Laureate is sponsored by the City of Northfield and funded by the Northfield Public Library and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), in partnership with the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission.

Resources for Students and Educators

Websites

The Poetry Foundation Online Resources: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/resources (includes links to online poetry courses [MOOCs], resources for teachers, and links to other poetry organizations).

American Academy of Poets Materials for Teachers: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/materials-teachers

The Loft: https://www.loft.org/ (a literary center in Minneapolis offering classes, readings, and resources for writers)

Library of Congress Poetry Resources: https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lcpoetry/

Scholastic poetry resources for teachers: http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/

Poetry Teatime: http://poetryteatime.com/about/about-poetry-teatime (resources for reading poetry with children)

Alzheimer's Poetry Project Minnesota: http://www.alzpoetrymn.org/

Writing Prompts

Kelli Russell Agodon: 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month (.pdf): http://www.agodon.com/uploads/2/9/4/3/2943768/writing_prompts_by_kelli_russell_agodon.pdf

Writers Digesthttp://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts

Poets & Writershttps://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises?genre=31

Essays

Edward Hirsch, "How to Read a Poem"

Mark Yakich, "Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies" (The Atlantic)

Resources for Readers

Find Poetry Online

Academy of American Poets: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/browse-poems-poets (a database of over 7,000 poems)

The Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/ (thousands of poems originally published in Poetry Magazine)

American Life in Poetry: http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/ (a series of short poems with brief commentary by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser)

Poem-a-Day Websites

Rattle Magazine: http://www.rattle.com/

Academy of American Poets: https://www.poets.org/

Poetry Daily: http://poems.com/

Verse Daily: http://www.versedaily.org/

The Writer’s Almanac: http://writersalmanac.org/

Poetry 180 (Library of Congress): http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/p180-list.html

Poetry Videos and Recordings

Academy of American Poets YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMbWrLV3xwKly6vqhnl0IXg

Video from The Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/video (includes the Favorite Poem Project, started by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and videos from the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series)

Favorite Poem Project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/ (direct link)

Poetry Slam Inc.: https://www.youtube.com/user/thisispoetryslaminc (slam poetry YouTube channel)

Button Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/user/ButtonPoetry

Poetry Out Loud: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetryoutloudvideos/feed

Library of Congress Library of Recorded Poetry and Literature: https://www.loc.gov/collections/archive-of-recorded-poetry-and-literature/about-this-collection/

Poetry in Performance (Bill Moyers & Company): http://billmoyers.com/content/pure-poetry/

Poetry Apps

The Poetry Foundation Mobile App: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/mobile

Poetry Daily App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poetry-daily/id376587204?mt=8

Instant Poetry ("magnetic" poetry app): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instant-poetry-2/id925723441?mt=8

Other Poetry Websites

Poets' Graves: http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/index.html

Resources for Poets

List of Poetry Markets

New Pages: https://www.newpages.com/

Poets and Writers: https://www.pw.org/classifieds

Rattle Young Poets Anthology: http://www.rattle.com/children/rypa/ (for poets 15 or younger)

List of Minnesota Publishers

https://www.loft.org/resources__awards/digital_resources/minnesota_publishers/

Resources for Spoken Word/Slam Poetry

http://www.guante.info/p/resources_17.html

League of Minnesota Poets

http://www.mnpoets.org/

Poets Laureate

United States Poet Laureate

Tracy K. Smith (appointed 2017)

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/tracy-k-smith

‚ÄčMinnesota Poet Laureate 

Joyce Sutphen

https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/poets/minnesota.html

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/joyce-sutphen

Other Poets Laureate of Minnesota Cities

Duluth Poet Laureate: Ellie Schoenfeld (2016-2018)

Winona Poet Laureate: Ken McCullough (2017-2018)

Rochester Poet Laureate: Jane Belau (since 2012)

St. Paul Poet Laureate: Carol Connolly (since 2006)

St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate: Donte Collins

Red Wing Poet Laureate: Robert Hedin (since 2007)

"Two-Way Street: Does Your City Have a Poet Laureate?Minnesota Cities (January-February 2017)

 

Local Media Coverage

Note: Northfield News stories now require a subscription.

Northfield News: "2 repeats, 3 new winners in 2018 Sidewalk Poetry contest" (April 27, 2018)

ArtZany! (KYMN): "Sidewalk Poetry and Poem in Your Pocket" (April 27, 2018)

Northfield News. "Andrea Een brings together two passions during her Poetry Night" (March 31, 2018).

Carleton Academics. "CCCE puts poetry in motion with arts, humanities outreach" (March 27, 2018). 

Northfield News. "What exactly is a Poet Laureate?" (March 28, 2018). 

Northfield News. "Pownell highlights the good in State of the City address" (March 26, 2018). Includes the text of the community poem. 

Northfield News: "Wurzer, Northfield residents reConvene to talk about living and dying well" (February 9, 2018)

Northfield News: "From poetry to books, Prairie Creek students embrace the written word" (January 31, 2018)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): Poetry with Rob Hardy, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, and Emily Oliver (January 26, 2018)

Northfield News: "City teams up with Carleton student to modernize Sidewalk Poetry" (September 29, 2017)

Northfield News: "Poetry Festival aims to reach all generations with 3 weekend events" (September 26, 2017)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): The 2017 Sidewalk Poetry Competition winners and Arts & Culture Commission chair Bonnie Jean Flom (April 21, 2017).

Northfield News: "Northfield students brace themselves for poetry slam" (April 11, 2017)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): Anna Kochevar, Bella Callery, Scott Grave and Rob Hardy talking about Poetry Out Loud and National Poetry Month (March 31, 2017).

Northfield News: "Arcadia student wins poetry recitation state championship, moves on to nationals" (March 17, 2017)

ArtZany! with Paula Granquist (KYMN): Joy Riggs and Rob Hardy talking about literary events in Northfield at the end of January 2017 (January 20, 2017).

Northfield News: "Northfield Public Library, Arts and Culture Commission name Rob Hardy as first Poet Laureate" (August 18, 2016).

Poetry Reading Series

Carol Connolly's Readings by Writers (St. Paul): https://www.facebook.com/ReadingsbyWriters/

Midstream Reading Series (Blue Moon Coffee House, Minneapolis): To get on the email list, contact David Shove shove001@umn.edu

Books from the Collection