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Celebrate by tagging #PCLNationalPoetryMonth #NationalPoetryMonth 

It’s the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month! “Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives.” -Academy of American Poets.


Phenomenal woman: four poems celebrating women by Maya Angelou | book 

The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou | book  

Dearly by Margaret Atwood | book | e-book (libby)

The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Bronte by Emily Bronte | book | e-book (hoopla)

Some Glad Morning: Poems by Barbara Crooker (local author) | book

Gold by Barbara Crooker | book 

More by Barbara Crooker | book

Love: Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings | book

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot | book | audiobook (hoopla)

And the Prophet Said : Kahlil Gibran’s classic text with newly discovered writings by Kahlil Gibran | e-book (hoopla) | audiobook (hoopla)

Make Me Rain: Poems and Prose by Nikki Giovanni | book

The Seven Ages by Louise Glück  (winner of 2020 Pulitzer for poetry) | book

Triumph of Achilles by Louise Glück | book

Vita Nova by Louise Glück | book

The Selected Poems of Donald Hall by Donald Hall | e-book (hoopla)

Alone Together: Love, Grief and Comfort during the time of Covid 19 edited by Jennifer Haupt (includes poetry and prose) | book | e-book (hoopla) | audiobook (hoopla) | e-book (libby)

Howl by Allen Ginsberg | book

When the Light of the World was Subdued: Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native American Poetry edited by Joy Harjo | book

Home Body by Rupi Kaur | e-book (hoopla)

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur | e-book (hoopla)

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur | e-book (hoopla)

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey through Poems by Caroline Kennedy | book | e-book (hoopla) | e-book (libby)

Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane | book | audiobook (hoopla)

Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane | book

Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans (on order) | book

The Rumi Prescription by Melody Moezzi | book

The Best of Ogden Nash by Ogden Nash | book

Devotions by Mary Oliver | book

The Magical Negro by Morgan Parker | book

The Poetry Remedy: Prescriptions for the Heart by William Sieghart | book

Baseball Haiku by Nanae Tamura | book

Suddenly Sixty: And Other Shocks of Later Life by Judith Viorst | book


Shout by Laurie Anderson  | book  | audiobook

A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds  | book

The poet X by Elizabeth Avecedo | book  | audiobook

Crank by Ellen Hopkins  | book

Swing by Kwame Alexander |  book  | audiobook

Solo by Kwame Alexander  | book

Keesha’s House by Helen Frost  | book

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi  | book

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany Browne  | book

The Truth Project by Dante Medema  | book

When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmine Kaur  | book

Junk Boy by Tony Abbott  | book


Dogku by Andrew Clements book

Eric Carle's animals, animals book

Hard-boiled bugs for breakfast: and other tasty tales by Shel Silverstein book

Hi, Koo!: a year of seasons by Jon J. Muth book

I, too, am America by Langston Hughes; illustrated by Bryan Collier book

Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton book

The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky book | CD audiobook

Out of Wonder : poems celebrating poets by Kwame Alexander book

Poetry by heart : a child's book of poems to remember

Poetry for Young People by Robert Frost book

Shout! Little poems that roar by Brod Bagert book

Wet Cement : a mix of concrete poems by Bob Raczka book

Novels and Stories in Verse for ages 8-12

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander book

Inside Out & Back Again by Thannha Lai book | e-book (hoopla) | e-book (overdrive) | audiobook (hoopla) | audiobook (overdrive)

Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood  book | audiobook (hoopla)

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech book

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate book | audiobook (overdrive) | audiobook (hoopla)

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga  book | audiobook (overdrive)

Starfish by Lisa Flipps book

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