National Poetry Month

Girl reading poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Learn about the extraordinary legacy and achievements of poets around the world. Celebrate the vital place poetry has in culture.  

National Poetry Month was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate the amazing wealth of emotion, humor and human experience found in poetry. Held every April, it is the largest literary celebration in the world. Participate by discovering new poets, sharing old favorites, and don't forget a "Poem in Your Pocket" day on April 30, 2015.

Poetry research guide

Written by a PCC Librarian, the Poetry Research Guide includes how to search for poetry materials available through the library, suggested websites, finding poetry in scholarly journals, a poem of the day, and a short video by Rite Dove, Poet Laureate, on the purposes of poetry.

Recommended books in PCC Library

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry
by Rita Cove (2011)
Poetry Slam
by Gary Glazner (2000)
Can Poetry Matter
by Dana Gioia