You’re a Poet and You Know It

By FPL_ElizabethH

April is National Poetry Month and is celebrated across the world! At Frisco Public Library, we celebrate with the Youth Poetry Contest every year. The contest is for kiddos grades first through twelfth. We encourage everyone to submit a poem, whether it’s your first time writing poetry or you have written a thousand. 


The best way to get started is to check our submissions and contest rules page:

Frisco Public Library Poetry Contest, opens a new window


Then start writing! Write down everything that comes to mind. It doesn’t have to be good the first time around, and you have to start somewhere. You can always edit later. And if you get stuck, be sure to read some poetry books for inspiration. Here are some book lists created by the library staff. 

Celebrating National Poetry Month, opens a new window

Poetry for Kids, opens a new window

Novels in Verse: Coming of Age Stories, opens a new window

Teen Novels in Verse for World Poetry Day, opens a new window

Oh! And don’t forget about “Poem in Your Pocket Day” on April 27th. You can get more information by visiting the Academy of American Poets website: Poem In Your Pocket Day, opens a new window