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April is National Poetry Month

ALA Reading IconCelebrate National Poetry Month with the LRC! Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, NPM serves 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…[and] 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.” Sound interesting? This month the LRC joins in the fun with poetry-themed blog features, displays and posts to our social media sites.

Find out more about National Poetry Month at the Academy of America poets website FAQ or check out 30 fun ways to celebrate.

Staff Favorites:

Bill Kinyon: “I can’t really explain why I like these poems…I just do.”

Heather Cyre:

John Harrington:

Poetry meets Art:

Take a look at two different forms of expression as they tackle the same subject matter! W.H. Auden’s poem Musee de Beaux Arts and Brughel’s famous painting, The Fall of Icarus.

Do you have a favorite poem or poet? Drop us a comment and let us know!



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