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Celebrating National Poetry Month : Getting Started

National Poetry Month

April is "National Poetry Month."  During that month, the library on each campus hosts an exhibition of poetry books and memorabilia. 

Please click on the book cover to see its availability.

The Random House book of poetry for children

The poetry of Black America; anthology of the 20th century.

Celebrating National Poetry Month LibGuide


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This research guide pulls together a variety of resources you may want to use if you are conducting research on celebrating the National Poetry Month.

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles and recommended databases, primary sources and recommended reliable websites.

Have questions?  Feel free to contact a librarian anytime you need assistance.  You can reach us by text, email, chat or telephone.

Good luck in your research.

"A poem should palpable and mute

As a globed fruit,


As old medallions to the thumb,

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone

Of casement ledges where the moss has grown—

A poem should be wordless

As the flight of birds."

-- Archibald MacLeish

National Poetry Month Poster 2017

The 2017 official poster was designed by Maira Kalman.

Launched in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world.

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