Timely Connections: Fresh Perspectives from Female Poets


In an article for Edutopia, middle school educator Kasey Short provides suggestions and tips for “Studying Female Poets to Understand History“. After reading this thoughtful article, help your students get some fresh female perspectives of both history and contemporary life with these poetry-related resources.

Curator’s Picks: American Women Poets Library of Congress Blog March 26, 2015

Anne Bradstreet, Colonial Poet

Poetry by Civil War Era African American Women

Are women people? : a book of rhymes for suffrage times 1915 Alice Duer Miller

Poetry of America recordings by contemporary poets reading a singular American poem and speaking about how the poem connects, deepens, or re-imagines our sense of the nation

American Life in Poetry poems by con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can poets

American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities photos, audio recordings, interviews, poetry commentary and reflections of the travels through rural America of  Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate 2017-19

Favorite Poem Project collection of 50 short video documentaries showcasing individual Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love

Female Poet Resource Sets

Archive of Recorded Poetry & Literature

“The Poet and the Poem” Audio Podcasts

Poetry 180 list

Learning Activities

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