This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month: the time to raise awareness of and celebrate poets and their craft. If you enjoy poetry or would like to explore it for the first time, come to the Provo Library between April 4th - 16 to participate in our Book Spine Poetry program. All you have to do is gather several books and stack them to form a unique poem from the text on the spines. Show your creative assemblage at the reference desk and get a fun treat!
If you would like to hear poetry or even participate by reading one, the BYU Harold B. Lee Library is hosting poetry readings each Wednesday in April in The Gallery on 5 @ 12:00 PM. For more information, visit their website.
Have you ever wanted to read poetry but don’t know where to start? Here are a few suggestions for anyone drawn to poetry but not familiar with the literary form:
THE TROUBLE WITH POETRY AND OTHER POEMS by Billy Collins
LOVE POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
FALLING UP: POEMS AND DRAWINGS by Shel Silverstein