Poetry for Children & Teens: Poetry Awards

To provide and preserve a comprehensive collection of poetry written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1960 on.

National Student Poets Program


The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partner to present the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the country’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. Five outstanding high school poets whose work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise are selected annually for a year of service as national poetry ambassadors.

Take Your Poet to Work Day


This activity is from the TweetSpeak Poetry Web site

Take Your Poet to Work Day

Children's and Young Adult Poetry Awards

Children's Poet Laureate

The current Children' Poet Laureate is Kenn Nesbit. He will serve for 2013 - 2014


National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award winners for Excellence in Poetry