April is National Poetry Month


BeyondKatrinaPoets.org, the site sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, features some great ways that you can celebrate National Poetry Month. The site lets you search easily by poem or poet or even browse by topic, such as poems about fish.

April itself is a popular month in many poems. Springtime awakens many emotions in all of us and we are reminded of the circle of life when the sun starts to shine longer and flowers begin to bud. Love, death, war, politics, and the passage of time are common themes explored in poetry, but also the everyday, the mundane events in our lives can be exulted or simply just put down on the page.

Poets.org has a mobile app so you can read or listen to a poem anytime, anywhere. Natasha Trethewey is this year’s Poet Laureate. Check out her book Beyond Katrina: a Mediation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast from the Library today or one of our many poetry books on the 3rd floor. Just browse the catalog or ask a Librarian!

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