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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.  To celebrate, drop by the teen room all month long and create unique, original poetry using words and letters cut from magazines.  Will you make a sonnet, Haiku, or epic poem?  Or maybe throw out all the rules and go free verse?

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Want to share you work?  Drop off finished poems at the reference desk for the teen display.  Or take a picture and share using #ftplpoetryhack.

Also, check out the libraries poetry collection in the nonfiction under:

811 for American and Canadian Poetry (Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost)

821 for English and Old English Poetry (Tennyson, Yeats, Chaucer, Christopher Marlowe)

831 for German Poetry

841 for French Poetry

851 for Italian Poetry (Petrarch)

861 for Spanish Poetry (Pablo Neruda)

871 for Latin Poetry (Aeneid, Virgil)

881 for Classical Greek Poetry

and much much more in the 800s!

And be sure to check out the Young Adult Novels in Verse Display in the Teen Space!


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