What Is a Bio Poem?

A bio poem is a biography in the form of a poem that follows a strict form with 11 lines, each listing specific characteristics about a person. Bio poems are used frequently in introductory lessons about poetry writing.

The first line of a bio poem consists of the first name of the person featured. The second line includes four descriptive adjectives. The third line tells about a relationship, and the fourth line lists three items the person loves. Lines 4 through 8 include three feelings, three needs, three gifts and three fears consecutively. Line 9 lists three things that the person would like to do, and Line 10 lists the person’s location. The last line finishes up with the person’s last name.