Star Poets is a project of Windward Community College and the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities, with support from the Windward Arts Council and the Atherton Family Foundation.

Our mission is to encourage creativity through poetry writing in Hawai’i’s schools. Students in grades 3-12 in public, private, charter, and home schools across our island chain are invited to enter a poetry contest that awards prizes to both students and teachers. Our annual contest culminates in an award ceremony and student reading in May.

We hope this blog provides our participating teachers with a lively exchange of ideas and inspiration for teaching poetry.

If you have any questions, email Susan St. John at