During our poetry unit, students compose their own works and create a chapbook. On the day the books are due, we have Poetry Cafe, complete with poetry readings, low lighting, and finger-snapping!
I have used this at both the middle school and high school level. Kids compose haiku, limericks, sonnets, I AM poems, etc.
The second page of this is an easy to use grading sheet. I have uploaded it as a doc, so you can change anything to make it work for your classroom. Also, the point scale might need to change, since I love BIG NUMBERS!