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Let's count the ways you can celebrate National Poetry Month ...
1. Join us for a Poetry Event
Poetry Speaks : Spring 2019
Poetry Writing Workshops
*All programs take place on select Mondays, starting April 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the King Road Branch Library.
Experienced writers and novices alike are invited to participate in a Spring Writing Workshop.
Using prompts, exercises, group activities, and journaling, participants will explore their creative side. Two hours per session, high school and older welcomed. The series will culminate in a public reading.
The workshops are free. Registration required.
2. Find Poetic Inspiration
Check out These Poetry Books From the Library
3. Find Out What's Hot in Poetry
Must-Read Poetry: January 2019 - The Millions
The 19 Best Poetry Books to Read This Year - Signature Reads
Five Essential Poetry Titles: Poetry Previews, April 2018 - Library Journal
4. Read These Great Articles
Can Poetry Change Your Life? - The New Yorker
How to Read a Poem: A Poetry Primer for the Uninitiated - Poetry Foundation
Researchers Investigate What Makes a Poem Popular - Smithsonian
Understanding Poetry Is More Straightforward Than You Think - The New York Times Book Review
Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important - The Atlantic
5. Listen to These Podcasts
6. Watch These Videos
Using simple, illuminative paper-cut puppetry, this enchanting video imagines the moment of witness that inspired Gwendolyn Brooks to write her landmark poem, “We Real Cool.”
Created in partnership with Motionpoems, this film adaptation of Naomi Shihab Nye's "Famous" meditates on the human desire to be seen and the individualized ways in which we define recognition.
Kevin Young, “Negative” from Most Way Home.