Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 2, 2010

April = National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Welcome to National Poetry Month!  Rainy April days are a great time to hit the library and check out some poetry books – there are lots of options, from nursery rhymes to children’s poetry like Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein to grown-up stuff both old and modern.  You’ll find most poetry in the 811 section of juvenile or regular non-fiction.

If you can’t make it to the library, you can visit the Academy of American Poets site to search for poems, browse poems by occasion,  sign up to have a Poem-a-Day emailed to you during April, or even get the poetry iPhone app.

“A poem can be made of common household ingredients. It fits on a single page yet it can fill a world and fits in the pocket of a heart.” -Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from Poetry as Insurgent Art (New Directions, 2007)


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