NCTE Verse - National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE Verse

#NationalPoetryMonth kicked off on April 1, and NCTE celebrated! Whether you teach poetry as a unit or interweave it into your lessons throughout the year, we know that poetry is powerful and speaks to both students and educators alike. NCTE members from across the country joined in NCTE Verse, a member-exclusive FREE professional learning opportunity aimed at providing ideas and inspiration around poets and poetry!

We know that our members are teaching with poems from many incredible authors that NCTE has yet to write about. So this year we featured the poets our members are teaching right now and our members are the ones who have curated the resources!

Each weekday beginning Friday, April 1, members who signed up for NCTE Verse received a daily email that:

  • Focused on a different poet each day as identified by NCTE members
  • Provided resources related to that poet
  • Responded to the prompt, “This poet belongs in our classrooms because…”

For 2022, we also had a great opportunity for NCTE members to receive free books! Check out the winners here.


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“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” – Rita Dove