|Visit our book-spine poetry display at the Circulation Desk|
April is National Poetry Month and we invite you to celebrate with us. Perhaps you think of poetry as dull, time-consuming, difficult to read. Not so! Poetry can be lively, quick and simple (and still be profound). It is easy to include poetry in your life, just like a daily vitamin.
The Acadamy of American Poets has listed 30 ways to celebrate Poetry Month, one for each day. The first step is to find a poem! If it has been a while since you've read poetry, stop by the library and visit our collection. We have lots of books, some audio, and subscribe to a poetry journal; all are available for checkout.
Suggested ways to celebrate Poetry:
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 14th). Copy a favorite poem and carry it with you; share it with co-workers, family and friends.
Put a Poem on the Pavement. Find some sidewalk chalk and write a simple poem on the sidewalk. Placing poems in unexpected places enlivens everyone's life.
Integrate Poetry with Technology. Add a short poem to your signature line in your email account and include poems in your social network pages.
Memorize a Poem. Stimulate those brain cells and learn something by heart. For suggestions, try a selection from Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize.