April is National Poetry Month. Introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. The Academy of American Poets’ website Poets.org serves as a hub for information about local poetry events during the month. The organization also provides free educational resources for teachers in classroom celebrations and activities, and also commissions an annual festival poster. The Fountaindale Public Library is proud to present this month’s lobby tree display in celebration of National Poetry Month with a plethora of books to choose from as well as a smattering of DVDs and CDs that take a look at all aspects of this unique and wonderful art form.
Here is a sampling of some of the titles that await you:
- The American Night by Jim Morrison
- Complete Poems 1904-1962 by e. e. cummings
- Ghost Tantras by Michael McClure
- The Roominghouse Madrigals by Charles Bukowski
- The Scripture of the Golden Eternity by Jack Kerouac
…And, it’s all conveniently located for you on the 1st Floor, right when you first walk in!
So, come on in and celebrate the art as well as the poets who have contributed immensely to the creative foundation of Poetry.