Create a Magnetic Poem Online at this Link

If you like the poem you created, ask one of us to take a photo of it.

Listening Station

Listen to New York Public Library staff members read their favorite poems and talk about them. Think of tips for your poetry slam.

If the above link doesn’t work, try this link to listen to the poems.


  1. “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur
  2. “Keep a Poem in Your Pocket” by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
  3. “Disobedience” by A. A. Milne
  4. “Don’t Cry, Darling, It’s Blood All Right” by Ogden Nash
  5. “The Library” by Barbara Young

Examples of Slam Poems

  1.  “Totally like whatever, you know” by Taylor Mali
  2. “Touchscreen” by Marshall Davis Jones
  3. “I Wanna Hear A Poem” by Steve Colman
  4. “Blink” by Lamar Jorden