April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with us! Check out a poetry book, eBook or audiobook to enjoy. We've shared some options for all ages in this LibGuide.
Why poetry? In his essay, "Reasons for Poetry," William Meredith writes, "Poets, in the large Greek sense of makers, are crucial to a culture. They respond newly, but in the familiar tribal experience of language, to what new thing befalls the tribe."
To that end, you can find poems appropriate for any occasion (and we do mean any -- loneliness and love are typical topics, but how about poems about shoes? Aliens?) at Poets.org.
This website also presents, from the Academy of American Poets, a Poem a Day, which you can read online or receive via email.
if you're an aspiring poet, you can find resources on writing in our collection, and we've featured some on Pinterest as well.
Happy reading and writing!