poetry.jpgAmerican Poets Project


This year in English 11 we will be compiling an enormous resource on some very famous and talented American poets. You will be using Livebinders for this project. You will create a tab for each of the poets with sub-tabs with the following information.
Project on Livebinder

Tabs on Livebinder

The following 10 poets must be included in a separate tab in your Livebinder.
  1. Edgar Allen Poe
  2. Walt Whitman
  3. Emily Dickinson
  4. Ezra Pound
  5. T. S. Eliot
  6. Robert Frost
  7. Gwendolyn Brooks
  8. e.e. cummings
  9. Carl Sandburg
  10. Langston Hughes

You must choose 2 from the following list to bring the total number of poets in your project to 12.
  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. Henry David Thoreau
  3. Shel Silverstein
  4. Sylvia Plath
  5. Maya Angelou
  6. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sub-tabs on Livebinder


  1. Biographical information
  2. 5 Tabs with some of the poets most famous/popular poems
  3. An interview with the poet or the poet's reflections about his or her work
  4. A critical analysis of the poet's work by an authority on that poet.
  5. Potpourri - any site you believe illustrates significant aspects of the poet and his or her work

American Poets Project Due Dates