Mrs. Heilmann's Internet Guide:

Writing and Publishing Your Poetry

Glossary of Poetic Devices

Kid Authors
"Kid Authors is a creative place for kids like you. Here you can share your stories and poems with people around the world, including your friends and family. You can also read stories and poems written by kids around the world." A clean interface, a good search tool, and an easy-to-use submission form make this site first class. Published works are available not only to read, but also to rate on a scale of one (okay) to five (excellent.) Top rated works get a spot on the site's front page along with the editors' top choices.

Listen and Write
From BBC

Merlyn's Pen
For teens who love to write and who want to connect with peer who share their interest.

Poetry Pals
Poetry Pals is an online project for K-12 classrooms. Sorry, Poetry Pals does not accept poems from individual students. Poems must be edited carefully before submission, and be appropriate for an audience as young as five years old. Teachers can submit only one poem per student per year. And unless you agree to become a (free) Poetry Pal Partner and add the Poetry Pal logo graphic to your school Web site, your school will be limited to a maximum of thirty-five submissions per year.

Poetry Patterns

Poetry Post
A universal writing project for K - 12 students.  Poems should describe you ideas, feeling, and experiences, and they can only be submitted by teachers.

Poetry Zone
"Welcome Poets! If you're between four and eighteen years old, we'll publish your poem in The Poetry Zone. You'll also find poems and interviews by some of the best children's poets around -- and much more." Some of the "much mores" are a Cat Poetry contest which ends May 31, 2001 (those are for poems written about cats, not by cats), poetry book reviews written by kids, and a monthly poll of favorite poetry collections. Submitted works can be read in the Poetry Gallery for about a month, and then are archived in the Old Poems Rest Home.

Rhyming Dictionary

Scholastic Poetry

Virtual Poetry

Writer's Window
This marvelous site (with a yummy color scheme) accepts not just poetry, but also reviews, research papers, and short stories. Each section of the site includes some ideas to get your writing started. And being such a huge fan of reading (you must read if you want to improve your writing), I was thrilled to learn of the Book Back Chat project email discussion groups for readers in grades 1 through 8. A calendar for upcoming discussions (starting as soon as May 4, 2001) is posted, and joining is as simple as filling out an online form.