eSpotlight: Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and whether you are just a lover of poetry or a poet yourself, SJPL has eResources to help you on your poetry journey.

eResources for Adults & Teens

eResources for Children & Educators


Literary publications available on Libby by Overdrive

American Poetry Review, book cover
NatureVolve, book cover
The Paris Review, book cover
Writing Magazine, book cover

Get Your Work Out There!

National Poetry Month means that it's time for SJPL's 3rd annual Spring Into Poetry contest! From now until April 30, 2023, you can submit an original poem for the chance to win prizes and be featured in SJPL's Short Edition portal! For more information and submission guidelines, visit our Spring Into Poetry contest blog. Check out last year's submissions on BiblioBoard.

Still need inspiration? Want a chance to talk to others about poetry and possibly work out your ideas? Consider attending Third Thursdays with Poetry Center San Jose. It's virtual via Zoom and registration is free!