Consider celebrating National Poetry Month by reading a poem a day! (Click on titles for location and availability)
The library has many poetry anthologies including:
180 more : extraordinary poems for every day / selected and with an introduction by Billy Collins
The Best American Poetry annual allows an accomplished poet to to review and anthologize published poems of the previous year.
The Yale Series of Younger Poets features an established poet choosing from collections of poems submitted by poets new in their careers.
Poetry volumes recently added to the collection include:
Blood dazzler : poems / Patricia Smith
Collected poems / May Swenson
Collected poems 1996-2011 / W. S. Merwin
Jack Kerouac : collected poems / Jack Kerouac
Metaphysical dog / Frank Bidart
My mother’s artwork : a poetry chapbook / poetry by Caroline Muller Johnson
Schtick : “these are the poems, people” / Kevin Coval
Testimony, a tribute to Charlie Parker : with new and selected jazz poems / Yusef Komunyakaa
Hear & see poetry read by poets by viewing:
The power of the word/ with Bill Moyers
Enjoy performance poetry viewing:
Russell Simmons presents def poetry. Season 1
Russell Simmons presents Def poetry. Season 2
Learn techniques of performance poetry by viewing:
Spoken word– the power of poetics/ directed, photographed, written and edited by James Seligman
Spoken word– the power of performance/ directed, photographed, written, and edited by James Seligman
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