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Michael Adams Poetry Prize

Be Inspired!
There is sill time to enter the 2nd Annual Michael Adams Poetry Prize –entries are due by April 11, 2016.
See the contest rules and application.
Did you know we have 2 collections of Michael Adams poetry in the library? If you can still dance with it : Stone Belly & Cold Mountain poems by Michael Adams and illustrated by our own Ellen Laverdure, and Steel Valley by Michael Adams

Finding Poetry Online

How do you find a good poem?
Where in the world do you look?
We used to have a really big tome—Grangers
A tome, as you know is a book..

And the book was Columbia Granger’s Index to Poetry, in which a person could look up a line by subject or author and then it would tell you what poem it came from and what book collection it was published in. Then if you happen to have that collection, you could look it up and read the poem. Easy—but there were a lot ifs in that process… Plus it is a really heavy book. Now there are many links to finding poetry online. Continue reading Finding Poetry Online

April is National Poetry Month

“April is the cruelest month” so opens the The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot.
Small-Blue-RGB-National-Poetry-Month-LogoIt is also National Poetry Month.  Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is celebrating its 20th year of inspiring the love and celebration of poetry and poets all year long.
Stop by the library and check out one of our lovely  poetry books or check out this list of 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month.