Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It Could Be Verse: Celebrating Poetry Month

A Poem By Any Other Name  Works of and about poetry from the collections of the TWU Libraries are on
display near the Information Desk of the (Denton) Blagg-Huey Library. Photograph by Jon Turner.
April 4, 2017.
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

From The Waste Land by T.S. Elliott

April, in addition to being "the cruellest month," features the celebration of National Poetry Month--the largest and most poetic event of its kind.

Organized in 1996 by The Academy of American Poets to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the U.S., National Poetry Month sees tens of millions of people annually--from teachers to poets, bloggers to librarians, publishers to curators--commemorating the important role poetry plays in our lives and culture.

Searching for poems in the TWU Libraries catalog yields thousands of results from our physical and electronic collections--making it easy to get wrapped up in your favorite works of poetry on your screen, in the library, or bundled up indoors enjoying the spring rain. 

~Joslyn Sandlin

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