eSpotlight - April is National Poetry Month

Ink well with plumed dip pen sits in the center of a piece of parchment

April is the cruellest month, breeding
  Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
  Memory and desire, stirring
  Dull roots with spring rain.

           -From The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

Cruel though she may be, April is also National Poetry Month,

and a good time to read some poetry on the go with one of our many Poetry eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Want to browse?

Check out this list at Hoopla and this one at OverDrive! You'll find poetry for every taste, and in several languages.

Just looking for recommendations?

Long lists can be overwhelming. How about starting with one these:

For Kids

Child's Garden of Verses coverNonsense Poems

For Teens : Novels in verse are just the thing!

Title details for The Crossover by Kwame Alexander - AvailableTitle details for Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann - AvailableLong Way Down
Classic Poetry

Leaves of GrassRumi: Bridge to the Soul101 Great American Poems
The ProphetThe Waste LandAfrican-American Poetry

Contemporary Poetry

Title details for Ariel by Sylvia Plath - Wait listTitle details for Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith - Wait listThe Complete Poems
When I Grow Up I Want To Be A List Of Further PossibilitiesWonderland - eBookTitle details for The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - Wait list


Letters to a Young PoetLetter Composed during a Lull in the FightingDylan Thomas

This is just a tiny sample!

The world of poetry is wide, and our electronic collection is full of poetry for every taste.  Dip in and try some - I think you'll be glad you did.

Got questions? We've got answers!

Feel free to contact us. We will happily answer any questions you have!

We're always open!

Don't forget! You can find help, tips, and links to other resources at our eBooks, eMedia, and eLearning pages — available 24/7.

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