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National Poetry Month

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April is “National Poetry Month” as first designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. The goal is to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture. Libraries, booksellers, and literary organizations highlight poetry through displays, programs, and readings.

The website of the Academy suggests thirty ways to celebrate the month, ranging from the predictable “read a book of poetry” to “integrate poetry with technology” and “visit a poetry landmark.” Their website also has a search function to locate a poem by title, poet, keyword, form or theme. That’s very handy if you vaguely remember a poem and want to locate it.

We have a large poetry collection, particularly at Central Library. Most is classified in the 811s. Some are compilations, others are the works of one poet.

And happy National Poetry Month to you.


National Poetry Month

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 04/20/2012 07:59:17 AM | 

like the part of mixing poetry and technology, had of a hackathon that was held that grouped people in the creative arts with technologist to create a solution in the arts and creative industry , very productive things came out
Posted by: Lorna Munt ( Email ) at 4/25/2013 8:42 AM

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