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April is National Poetry Month!

poetry monthNational Poetry Month each April is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. —Poets.org

Here are some nearby poetry events, from Poets.org.

Write a poem a day for a month!

Visit the American Writers Museum in Chicago!

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month.

Explore different types of poetry in the ECC Library. If you want to browse, poetry is generally found in the 811 section of the collection, although individual collections of poetry can be found in 808.81. You can also search our catalog for your favorite author.

Follow on Social media: @POETSorg on Twitter , #nationalpoetrymonth on Twitter, Poets.org on FaceBook, and #nationalpoetrymonth on Instagram

–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian
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April is National Poetry Month

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The world we want is on the way; Arundhati
and now we
are
hearing her breathing.
That world we want is Us; united; already moving
into it.–from The World We Want is Us by Alice Walker

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Now in its 21st year, National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Click here for a Subject Search on Poetry in the library’s catalog.  You can also narrow down to different types of poetry such as children’s, feminist, haiku, or love.

Want to explore more options? Head on over to the About the Celebration site for more ways to participate.

Which poets are your favorites?  Leave us a comment! Want a suggestion? Ask your librarians!

–Written by Maria C. Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

April is National Poetry Month

npm-poster-2016Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Now in its 20th year, National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Can you name the poets for each piece of poetry? (*Answers below)

  • I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul…
  • And sweet’s the air of curly smoke from all my burning bridges.
  • For open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
  • Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but–fighting back!
  • The accumulation of clothes and ashes circles you, rising like a moat after rainfall.
  • Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.
  • And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in the peppermint wind.

Click here for a Subject Search on Poetry in the library’s catalog.  You can also narrow down to different types of poetry such as children’s, feminist, haiku, or love.

Who are your favorite poets?  Leave us a comment!

*Invictus by William E. Henley
Sanctuary by Dorothy Parker
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
If We Must Die! by Claude McKay
A Brief Attachment by Cate Marvin
Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

April is National Poetry Month

From Poets.org

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Now in its 18th year, National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Click here for a Subject Search on Poetry in the library’s catalog.  You can also narrow down to different types of poetry such as children’s, feminist, haiku, or love.

Which poets are your favorites?  Leave us a comment!

April is National Poetry Month

Courtesy of Poets.org

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month Now in its 18th year, National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Browse the ECC Library displays on both the first and second floors in honor of National Poetry Month.  On the first floor, we have featured audio-visual works on poets.  On the second floor, we have a variety of print poetry, focusing primarily on new items to the collection.

Click here for a Subject Search on Poetry in the library’s catalog.  You can also narrow down to different types of poetry such as children’s, feminist, haiku, or love.

One of my favorite poets is Dorothy Parker; let us know in the comments which poems or poets you love best!

April is National Poetry Month

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Celebrated since 1996, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

In recognition of National Poetry Month, the Renner Academic Library has put together a display of poetry books written by Poets Laureate.  The display is located on the Library’s second floor & all these books are available to check-out.

Come to the Library and read some great poetry!

An ECC Celebration of Poetry

ECC Library is co-sponsoring a special event in celebration of National Poetry month. Join us in Jobe Lounge on April 7th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm as students, faculty, and staff share their favorite poems. To share an original or favorite poem at the event, please email cgilleran@elgin.edu. Hope to see you there!