Poems are the perfect art form for our digitally-driven present. They're compact and easy to share, and that makes it even more important to consider how they're presented online.
Unfortunately, there are a number of websites that feature poems without obtaining proper permission from poets or publishers, which isn't fair to poets and may violate U.S. copyright law. Additionally, all too frequently the poems on these sites include typographical and other errors.
We strongly recommend that educators share poems from online publications and websites that:
By modeling these best practices for finding poems, educators can be confident in the accuracy of the poetry they share and can help students learn to identify legitimate sources in the changing digital landscape.