STORIES ABOUT POET HEROES
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Stories About Poet Heroes

Students are invited to submit their own stories about their favorite poets.

Stories about Poets
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Mattie Stepanek

Learn about young Poet and Peacemaker Hero Mattie Stepanek. Mattie’s poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives; his heartsongs will continue to reach people of all ages around the world for decades to come.

Mattie Stepanek: For Our World

Mattie Stepanek: For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives.

Mattie and Micah

By: Karen Derrico

Collage painting of Mattie Stepanek with his dog, Micah, donated to the 2006 Heartsongs Gala, an annual event held in Mattie's honor.

Mattie Stepanek

By: Jim Hawkins

Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world. [This story is also available in Spanish and French.]

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

By: Sergio Benenson

Maya Angelou

By: Susannah Abbey

Maya Angelou is a beloved female author and poet.

Still I Rise

By: Tod Anderson

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

By: Robert Shetterly

Langston Hughes

By: Jeff Trussell

Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

Langston Hughes

By: Carl Van Vechten

Ilse Bing

Ilse Bing

By: Wendy Jewell

Ilse Bing was a remarkable poet and photographer whose works withstand the test of time.

Self Portrait

By: Ilse Bing

Ilse Bing Self Portrait: Still the "Queen of the Leica"

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

By: Carl Van Vechten

Edna St. Vincent Millay

By: Tina from Montvale

Edna St. Vincent Millay was a popular and critically acclaimed poet.

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

By: Staff

Learn more about Dylan Thomas, an important Welsh poet of the 20th century.

Emily Barasch Reads Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas at The MY HERO Project's 2015 Jazz and Poetry Salon

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Emily Barasch Reads Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas at The MY HERO Project's 2015 Jazz and Poetry Salon.

"A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him."
 
- Dylan Thomas

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

By: Unknown artist, originally appeared in <br>Revue des Colonies in Paris betwe...

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first distinguished African-American poet. Story has text with audio so students can listen as they read along.


Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman by Robert Shetterly, AWTT.org

By: Robert Shetterly

Walt Whitman

By: Austin from Boca Raton

Story has text with audio so students can listen as they read along.

 

High School Student Dylan Rock's hero is poet Matsuo Bashō. Read his hero story and his original poems inspired by Bashō.

 

Matsuo Bashō

By: Dylan Rock

Dylan Rock writes his own haiku about and inspired by Matsuo Bashō.

Matsuo Bashō

By: Dylan Rock

A student from Rush-Henrietta writes about his poet hero Matsuo Bashō, who is considered the best master of haiku.

Students are invited to participate in the MY HERO Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest 6/1
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How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Poetry, Stories, Art, Film and Audio For Students

 

How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students

Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO's multimedia library.

Create Program
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Poetry Lesson Plan and Multimedia Resources
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