Category Archives: April is National Poetry Month

Writing Resources for the Aspiring Poet

Throughout National Poetry Month, we’ve featured a variety of poets and their writing, as well as tools for discovering new poetic works. By now, you may be inspired to experiment with writing your own poems! This post features guides to … Continue reading

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Featured Resource: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a collection of full-text classic and contemporary poetry, short stories, and supplemental content, as well as biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques. It also includes high-quality … Continue reading

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Recent Poetry Titles at Collins Library

National Poetry Month is an annual celebration of poets and their craft, and this week we’re featuring some of our favorite recent poetry titles available at Collins Library. These collections showcase the unique and powerful ways that poetry has been … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Poet Laureates

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month through the work of current poet laureates! U.S. Poet Laureate: Joy Harjo  Appointed by the Librarian of Congress, the U.S. Poet Laureate serves as the nation’s official poet. Joy Harjo is currently … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: “Hope” Is The Thing With Feathers

Poems can offer solace, enrich our lives and some even offer hope.  Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope” Is The Thing With Feathers is one of the best known of Emily Dickinson’s poems. An extended metaphor, it likens the concept of hope … Continue reading

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30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. The Poetry Foundation has some great articles and podcasts on their website, including a Poem of the Day series and Essential American Poets, among many others. Poetry Northwest also has a podcast featuring interviews with … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: This Poem Will Make Grown Men Cry

I was reading this article on Huffington Post, This Poem Will Make Grown Men Cry, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.  – Jane Carlin, library director “Frost at Midnight” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Frost … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] By E. E. Cummings 1894–1962 i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: Hijab by Soraya Bodaghi

Hijab A thin black scarf hides hair, nose and lips my eyes must speak a thousand words I cannot say. Lessons: how to make khoresht, clean lace curtains in buckets of bleach. My only education. Stealing Bijan’s Qur’an to study … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month…

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her … Continue reading

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