These pages are designed to help you and your students to get the most out of the Poetry Archive. Here you will find a wealth of information, lesson plans and ideas for inspiring activities to bring poetry to life in your classroom.

Classroom Materials

Lesson plans and activities for all key stages, built around Poetry Archive recordings and offering lively, engaging ways of working with poetry at all Key Stages.

Poet In Residence

Each term a different poet is in residence here, talking about poetry with anyone who wants to join in the conversation. You are welcome to explore our archive of past residencies and read some of the lively and varied discussions you'll find there.

My Archive

Use My Archive to create your own poetry lessons, and share them with colleagues.

Poetry, Creativity, Multimodality

In this film, four teachers share their ideas for using the Archive to enrich and enliven poetry lessons.

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Search for a poem or a poet:

My Archive

Create lists of your favourite poems and poets and share them with friends.

Browse all poets by name

View all poets

Browse all poems by title

View all poems

Glossary of poetic terms

View full glossary