National Poetry Month

Girl Reading PoetryNational 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 poetsĀ and sharing old favorites.

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, former 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

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