Thursday, April 15, 2010

April is...

National Poetry Month. For starters, read a poem by Nikki Giovanni about librarians at the Academy of American Poets site.

Find out all about National Poetry Month in the FAQs at the Academy site, too.

Check out some of these additional online resources: The Poetry Archive, an "online collection of recordings of poets reading their work." This PBS series about contemporary poetry "intends to engage a broader audience with poetry through a series of thoughtful, in-depth reports on contemporary poets and poetry."

YouTube videos of interest: Rita Dove reading her poetry. A Cornell professor discusses reading poems aloud.

Books in the Jessup Library:
Then: Poet’s Choice Columns, 1997-2000
Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico
Using Poetry in the Classroom: Engaging Students in Learning
Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia

E-Books on NetLibrary (you need an account to view these from off campus; let us know if you need assistance):
Facts on File Companion to World Poetry: 1900 to the Present
Science and Poetry
The Dead Are So Disappointing