Celebrate National Poetry Month

Posted on April 19th, 2021 by

National Poetry Month PosterApril 2021 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month!

Celebrate the voices of poets from today and the past:

     “The Hill We Climb” (excerpt) – Amanda Gorman, 2021
     When day comes we ask ourselves,
     where can we find light in this never-ending shade? …
     We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
     And the norms and notions
     of what just is
     Isn’t always just-ice
     And yet the dawn is ours…

     “You” – Walt Whitman, 1860
     Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me?
     And why should I not speak to you?

Browse the Poetry Month Display on the library main floor (two locations). You may borrow display books!

Poetry Raffle: Tell us your favorite poet (or one of your favorites!) and enter a drawing to win a children’s or young adult book of poetry: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander or Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott. Complete the Poetry Raffle Submission Form (current students and staff).

Poem in Your Pocket Day: Share poems with others on April 29 (or any day!). The Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF includes a selection of poems from American and Canadian contemporary poets as well as poems in the public domain.

Looking for More? Books of poetry are located throughout the literature section (“P” ranges) in the library. Search the library catalog or Ask a Librarian for help finding what you’re looking for.






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