Join the library in celebrating National Poetry Month!
Read what your friends and classmates may have put up there. And don’t forget to bring your own favorite to hang up!
Here’s one of our favorites …
The Libraries Didn’t Burn by Elaine Equi
despite books kindled in electronic flames.
The locket of bookish love
still opens and shuts.
But its words have migrated
to a luminous elsewhere.
Neither completely oral nor written —
a somewhere in between.
Then will oak, willow,
birch, and olive poets return
to their digital tribes —
trees wander back to the forest?
National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.