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April is National Poetry Month

Post Date:04/07/2019 9:27 AM

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Poetry Books


Library Programs

Create Blackout Poetry blackout poetry via
All Month | Main Library Teen Zone
Celebrate National Poetry Month and create a blackout poem for the Teen Zone wall all month long. Stop by the Teen Zone desk for supplies and transform an old book page into a poetic work of art. We’ll hang your finished poem for all to appreciate.

Can You Haiku?
Fri | April 12 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | Main Library
Oh, can you haiku? You'll learn the rhythm and flow. It will transform you. Help us celebrate National Poetry Month by stopping in to explore the art of poetry and begin writing some of your own. Grades 3-8. 

YAAS! Presents: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
Tues | April 16 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Red Mountain Library
If you've ever wanted to explore abstract concepts through poetic narratives, our guest Tomas Stanton from the Mesa Arts Center will teach you to do just that. By the end of the night you’ll have a personal poem that reflects your life and interests. If you're brave, you can even perform it for the group! Ages 14-24.


Research Database

Literature Resource Center
Features information on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. 

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