National Poetry Month: April 2013

Collage of letters, envelopes, and pens with the text, "WRITE about your sorrows, your wishes, your passing thoughts, your belief in anything beautiful. Rainer Maria Rilke." Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month April 2013

Check out the library’s downstairs display to find books of poetry, CDs, and DVDs of poets reciting their work.

Here are some new poetry collections available in the library:

The 100 Best African American Poems  PS 591 .N4 A15 2010

Beauty Is a Verb : the new poetry of disability  PS 591 .D57 B43 2011

Head off & Split  by Nikki Finney PS 3556 .I53 H43 2011

Horoscopes for the Dead  by Billy  Collins PS 3553 .O47478 H67 2011

A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World by Adam Clay PS 3603 .L385 H68 2012

Making Poems : forty poems with commentary by the poets PS 617 .M36 2010

This Metal by Joseph Bathanti PS 3602 .A89 T45 2012

Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah by Patricia Smith PS 3569 .M537839 S56 2012

Thrall by Natasha Trethewey PS 3570 .R433 T47 2012

Words of Protest, Words of Freedom : poetry of the American civil rights movement and era  PS 595 .R32 W549 2012

Audiovisual Materials:

Poetry on Record [CDs] : 98 poets read their work, 1888-2006 PN 6101 .P64 2006

Poetry Lounge [DVDs] : spoken word and the art of self-expression PS 617 .P64 2004

Search the online catalog for other poets and poetry.

Here are 30 ways to celebrate poetry month with good ideas and things you can do!