Celebrate April *** National Poetry Month!
Reread a poem you learned as a child, or discover a new one from the Library’s current collection of titles.
The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing Kevin Young, editor
The 100 Best African American Poems: (*But I Cheated) Nikki Giovanni, editor
Complete Poems Dorothy Parker
The Wind Blows Through the Doors of My Heart: Poems Deborah Digges
Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Storie Reginald Gibbons
The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems Robert Hass
The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2011 Edward Hirsch
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems Mary Oliver
Morning Haiku Sonia Sanchez
White Egrets: Poems Derek Walcott
Wait C.K. Williams
Approaching Ice: Poems Elizabeth Bradfield
Driving Montana, Alone Katie Phillips
If There Is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems Vera Pavlova
Here Wislawa Szymborska
*** Don’t forget “Poem in Your Pocket Day” (April 14, 2011), and share a favorite with friends or co-workers. Great examples of poems to download or print can be found at The American Academy of Poets website: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/409.
*** Poetry Foundation’s Chicago Poetry Tour Online features recordings of local poets, scholars, music and historical photographs. Go to http:// www.poetryfoundation.org. At Resources click on Poetry Tours/listen & explore/Take the Chicago Poetry Tour.