Lesson plans and teaching resources
"The Deathwatch Beetle" by Linda Pastan
Text of the poem, critical commentary, and links to other poems by the poet.
"Why Are Your Poems So Dark?" by Linda Pastan
In this short, captioned video, the poet reads her poem. Scroll down for discussion questions and analysis.
Biography and lesson resources.
Biography, poetry, and lesson resources.
Biography, criticism, and teaching ideas for "The Rape of the Lock."
"In a Station of the Metro" by Ezra Pound
Downloadable audio file (0:20); click on the title for the text of the poem.
If the Psalms Aren't Poetry, They're Useless
Two poets discuss the psalms and differences in translations, including Psalms 23 and 46.