Museum of American PoeticsExhibits

Magnificent Rainbow: Kids Form Poems

These exhibits, edited by poet-in-the-schools master teacher Jack Collom, highlight the wonder of kids playing around with poetic forms.

These poems originally appeared in Poetry Everywhere (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1994), edited by Jack Collom with Sheryl Noethe. The author and MAP wish to thank Teachers & Writers Collaborative for permission to republish the poems included in this exhibit. Descriptions of poetic forms are from The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms, Ron Padgett, ed., New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1987.

Images used in this exhibit are with the expressed written permission of the Global Children's Art Gallery — The Natural Child Project

 


A
crostic
   
     
Concrete
 
Chant
   
       
   
Going-inside Poems
 

Earth Poems
   
 
Recipe Poems
 
         
 
“I Remember” Poems
     
 
Lunes
 
List Poems
   

On Poetry
   
   
Place Poems
 
 
Questions
without
Answers
   
     
 Thing Poems
   
Spanish-English
   

Sestina
  
   
13 Ways
 

I used to be ...
(but now I'm ...)
   
     
After WCW