April is National Poetry Month! Founded in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, bringing poetry into classrooms, the media, and to readers.
How will you celebrate National Poetry Month? Find dozens of poetry books on the nonfiction shelves of your library: anthologies are at 808.81, collections by American poets at 811, and British poets at 821. Many recent novels have been written in verse, from the Ellen Hopkins' classic teen novel Crank to the recent award-winner Brown Girl Dreaming. Or pick up some books on how to write your own poems.
You can also find resources through our website, without leaving home. Zinio, our magazine database, features Poets & Writers Magazine and The American Poetry Review. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them as long as you like - there are no due dates! Sign up for a free Zinio library account with your library card (if you've used IndieFlix, it's the same login).
For more in-depth poetry reading and research, try our Literature Resource Center database. Get articles from literary journals and reference books, including biographies of poets, analysis of poems, and more. Try a "Works Search" for a complete listing of their poetry coverage. Log in for free with your library card and PIN numbers.