It’s hard to imagine a world without the soul-stirring poems of Maya Angelou, the comic verse of Ogden Nash, or the influential works of Walt Whitman, the father of free verse. Now during National Poetry Month, you can kick up your own poetry appreciation—and enjoyment—with poetry programs and more. Click below for more details.
Get your teens involved:
Saturday, April 11, 1 – 5 p.m., Main Library, The Lounge at 303 North
Saturday, April 18, 2 – 5 p.m. Main Library, Teen Dept.
Wednesday, April 29, 11 a.m., WJCT 89.9FM
Tune in to NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show and get to know author Jacqueline Woodson, who will be joining us at the Main Library this fall for a special event. Check out a copy of her award-winning book—it’s written in free verse—at any library.
Anne Bradstreet, a puritan who wrote poems three centuries ago, is considered America’s first poet. Click here to read a poem to her husband. To read about her life, check out the book Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet by author Charlotte Gordon.
To meet more poets, click here for LitFinder, one of the library’s online sources for literature, with more than 140,000 full-text poems you can access online with your library card.