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The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids

“Poetry is an act of peace.” – Pablo Neruda
Today during National Poetry Month we offer a reflection on the place of poetry in our lives, and most specifically on the impact of poetry in our children’s lives. Thanks to our friends at Brightly for sharing this thoughtful piece by Matthew Burgess. Continue reading The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids

National Poetry Month: Dazzled by Mary Oliver

In honor of National Poetry Month, we offer a short reflection on poet Mary Oliver.

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.”
– Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver chronicled her life of observation and amazement in her many poems and collections, which can be found in our catalog. And take a look at today’s Shelf Awareness newsletter for a thoughtful reflection on the significance  and impact of Oliver’s work.

Iconic Poems for National Poetry Month in April

April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month! In honor of poetry’s place in our culture, we  recommend a wonderful article from Literary Hub, The 32 Most Iconic Poems in the English Language.

“Despite frequent (false) claims that poetry is dead and/or irrelevant and/or boring, there are plenty of poems that have sunk deep into our collective consciousness as cultural icons.” Read on for those poems, and celebrate the art of poetry in all its forms.

Looking for more adult poetry titles? Check out this list in our catalog!