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What is National Poetry Month?


"National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated."


Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day is on Thursday, April 30 this year. See the video below for more information.



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Books on Display

All books listed below are in the 3rd floor display case. To check one out, please see the Circulation Desk. 

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Basho - Shiro Tsujimura (Illustrator); Matsuo Basho; Jane Reichhold (Introduction by, Translator)
Call Number: PL794.4 .A2 2008
ISBN: 9784770030634
Publication Date: 2008-07-01

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Beowulf and Lejre - John D. Niles; Tom Christensen (Contribution by); Marijane Osborn (Contribution by)
Call Number: PR1587 .A7 N56 2007
ISBN: 9780866983686
Publication Date: 2006-12-01

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Complete Sonnets - William Shakespeare
Call Number: PR2848 .A1 1991
ISBN: 0486266869
Publication Date: 1991-01-01

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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night - Joyce Sidman; Rick Allen (Illustrator)
Call Number: S5681da
ISBN: 9780547152288
Publication Date: 2010-09-06

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Deaf American Poetry - John Lee Clark (Editor)
Call Number: PS591 .D4 D43 2009
ISBN: 9781563684135
Publication Date: 2009-03-15

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Failure - Philip Schultz
Call Number: PS3569.C5533 F35 2009
ISBN: 9780156031288
Publication Date: 2009-04-06

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How Long - Ron Padgett
Call Number: PS3566.A32 H57 2011
ISBN: 1566892562
Publication Date: 2011-03-22

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How to Read Chinese Poetry - Zong-Qi Cai (Editor)
Call Number: PL2308 .H65 2008
ISBN: 9780231139403
Publication Date: 2007-12-28

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Inclined to Speak - Hayan Charara (Editor)
Call Number: PS591 .A7 I53 2008
ISBN: 9781557288677
Publication Date: 2008-03-02

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Life on Mars - Tracy K. Smith
Call Number: PS3619.M5955 L54 2011
ISBN: 9781555975845
Publication Date: 2011-05-10

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News of the World - Philip Levine
Call Number: PS3562.E9 N48 2011
ISBN: 9780375711909
Publication Date: 2011-02-15

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Slang - Michael Adams
Call Number: PE3711 .A33 2009
ISBN: 9780195314632
Publication Date: 2009-04-01

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The Ancient Flame - Winthrop Wetherbee
Call Number: PQ4427 .C53 W484 2008
ISBN: 9780268044121
Publication Date: 2008-03-01

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The Best of It - Kay Ryan
Call Number: PS3568.Y38 B47 2010
ISBN: 9780802119148
Publication Date: 2010-03-23

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The Oxford Book of Short Poems - James Michie (Editor); Patrick J. Kavanagh (Editor)
Call Number: PR1175 .O95 1985
ISBN: 9780192141354
Publication Date: 1986-01-30

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Thrall - Natasha Trethewey
Call Number: PS3570.R433 T47 2012
ISBN: 9780547571607
Publication Date: 2012-08-28

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Versed - Rae Armantrout
Call Number: PS3551.R455 V47 2010
ISBN: 9780819570918
Publication Date: 2010-08-01

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Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Call Number: 811.5 S5875W
ISBN: 0060256672
Publication Date: 1974-11-20

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A Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Call Number: 811.5 S5875LI
ISBN: 0060256737
Publication Date: 1981-10-07


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