Vita Sackville West. Author, Poet and Gardener. ( Cecil Beaton photo) Creator of Sissinghurst

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Celia Thaxter, a famous American poet, grew up on the Isles of Shoals where her father was a lighthouse keeper and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands. You can still visit her gardens on Appledore Island--they are absolutely beautiful!

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Favorite Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time. It has been said that certain of his poems-the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably-were once read in every literate home in America. A former teacher who fulfilled his dream to make a living as a poet, Longfellow taught... #classiclit #doverthrift #poetry #longfellow ...

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American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue"

Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

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Let your students dig into to poetry with this American literature poets and poetry project. Students research the life a famous American poet and then conduct a study of their poems. Included in this bundle: Detailed project assignment sheet and rubrics Poetry reading/speaking chart (so your students get practice reading poetry!) List of American poets Poetry analysis worksheetThis is a great project for American Literature survey courses, as it covers a variety of poets and time periods.

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