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Little Poems Punching the Air

The Children & Teen Poetry Collection includes over 4,500 books, manuscripts, artifacts, oral histories, and artwork created for and by children and teens. The primary scope of this collection is poetry published in the United States, but we do celebrate and collect distinguished international poets.

  • Individual Works
  • Anthologies/Collections
  • Non-fiction-based and discipline-based poetry collections (i.e., Science: Math, Sports)
  • Narrative Verse
  • Spoken Word
  • Forms: Sonnet, Ballad, Haiku
  • Graphic Novel Poetry
  • Illustrated Poetry/single poem picture book
  • Poetry Inspired by original art
  • Song