April may be cruel, but add some verse and it’ll clear right up! Join a poem-a-day challenge with National Poetry Writing Month, or just read some of your favorite poet’s favorite works – browse through call number 811 to find poets from now to Shakespeare and beyond.
Have a favorite poem you want to learn more about? Check out LitFinder! LitFinder provides access to the full text of poems, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. It also provides biographies, images, and critical essays for people interested in the context of their favorite works.
Whether you’re a poet or a person looking to read outside of their comfort zone, poetry has a place for everyone. Write a haiku on your break, or stop by the Eclectic Truth Grand Slam Finals on April 13th for some spoken word in our very own town – the possibilities are endless.