Well Into Summer
Longer days. Shorter nights. A season of growth and renewal.
Here are are some poems offered for your for your summer reading by
The Academy of American Poets.
"Vacation" by Rita Dove "In Summer" by Paul Laurence Dunbar "Spain" by Major Jackson "Long Island Sound" by Emma Lazarus "Travel" by Edna St. Vincent Millay "Back Yard" by Carl Sandburg "The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens
Be sure to check the "Related Poems" links on each page.
A few suggestions: use concrete, specific images; try to say something fresh that gives readers a new insight
— or even a laugh.
America's New Lightning Rod
Juan Felipe Herrera, America's newly appointed Poet Laureate, succeeds Charles Wright as " the nation's official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans."
To learn more about him and his poetry, watch the video:
Write a poem that is six to twelve lines long and contains only one sentence.
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Alliteration refers to the repetition of initial sounds of words, assonance to the repetition of vowel sounds within a word, consonance to the repetition of consonant sounds within a word, and rhyme to the repetition of both vowel and consonant sounds, especially, but not necessarily, at the end of a line. Read more ...