National Poetry Month

share your poetic creations with us

Celebrate with the eXchange!

Participate in one of our poetry activities this month, post to our collaborative Padlet, and be entered into a drawing for one of several awesome prizes!

Write a Haiku with Adobe Express

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry made of short, unrhymed lines about nature or life.

Line one 5 syllables

Line two 7 syllables

Line three 5 syllables


  1. Visit this template:
  2. Make the design your own by changing the picture and elements.
  3. Write a haiku!
  4. Share a downloaded image with us or the link to your graphic on our Padlet below.

Create Book Spine Poetry

Create a Found Poem with Book Spines

Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage


  1. Borrow some books (at least three).
  2. Stack them in an order that makes sense to you.
  3. Arrange them so the titles make a poem.
  4. Take a photo and share it with us on our Padlet below!

Blackout Poetry

Create another version of a found poem with blackout poetry!


  1. Find a newspaper article, a old book page, or a magazine that you feel comfortable repurposing and upcycling. We have a station set up in the eXchange if you'd like some we have prepared for you!

  2. Skim the passage and keep your eye out for that eye-catching word that will guide the theme of your poem.

  3. Go back and circle words or short phrases that might relate to your eye-catching word or phrase. Color in the rest!

  4. Your poem can be made up of single words or phrases. They can be single words or they can be read like a story. It's totally up to you!

  5. Post a picture of your finished poem to our Padlet!

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.

Stop by the eXchange's poetry station for a poem to keep with you for the day or write your own.

Take a picture of you reading the poem to another person and post to our Padlet!

Join us in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day this year on April 28th!

Share your creations for Poetry Month on our Padlet!

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