Celebrate National Poetry Month as part of the Year of Reading Challenge!
This month, you have a chance to win a gift card if your read a book of poetry. Below are some suggested titles put together by staff. Your selection for the drawing doesn’t need to come from this list—it’s just some suggestions if you want help picking a book.
To find out more about The Year of Reading Challenge, check out my blog here. Ready to dive in? Sign up in Beanstack here. It’s never too late to register!
The Song of Roland is a French epic poem, written by an unknown poet in the 11th Century. It is also the Classic Lit Book Club pick for April. If you would like to join us on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom, please sign up here. There will be a limited number of hard copies available at the library for checkout, with unlimited copies of the ebook and e-audio on Hoopla Digital.
Light for the World to See by Kwame Alexander
A Brave and Startling Truth by Maya Angelou
Owed by Joshua Bennett
Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui
Whale Day by Billy Collins
The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
A Good Cry by Nikki Giovanni
How We Became Human by Joy Harjo
The Spirit Level by Seamus Heaney
Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera
The Odyssey by Homer
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Good Poems for Hard Times by Garrison Keillor
Earth Keeper by N. Scott Momaday
Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath
The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
The Aeneid by Virgil