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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!

Author’s Reception: Dan Guillory and Tim Seibles

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Dan Guillory

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Tim Seibles

Please join us for an Author’s Reception featuring poets Dan Guillory and Tim Seibles on Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00pm in ECC Library. This is event is sponsored by The Writers Center and co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Renner Learning Resources Center.

Guillory is the author of  Living With Lincoln: Life and Art in the Heartland (1989), The Lincoln Poems (2008), The Lincoln Poems (2009 – audiobook), and his newest book, People and Places in the Land of Lincoln, is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2009. The Lincoln Poems was selected for presentation at the National Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration in Springfield, Illinois in February of this year.

Seibles has authored the books Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos. He is the recipient of a National Endownment of the Arts fellowship and his work has been featured in such anthologies as Manthology, Evensong, Verse and Universe, In Search of Color Everywhere, and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.

The Author’s Reception will be followed with a lecture giving by Guillory and Seibles on Thursday, October 22 entitled “Historical Voices in Contemporary Poetry”. The lecture will take place at 11:00am in ATC auditorium. There will also be a reading of their works that evening at 7:30pm in VPA 191D.

These are two wonderful poets and amazing teachers! Don’t miss out!