Poetry Month

Enjoy this great list of poetry titles chosen by our librarians.

National Poetry Month for All Ages

Here are some additional books and documentaries available in digital format celebrating National Poetry Month suggested by Suzie at our Clark Pleasant Branch.

"Dream Work" - Mary Oliver (Hoopla)
Mary Oliver’s collection of poetry concentrating on the solitary aspects and community connections that aid in deepening self-awareness of one’s current world.

"Library of Small Catastrophes" - Alison. C. Rollins (hoopla)
Alison C. Rollins debut collection exploring how the personal library of collective history and current American culture clash to challenge the status quo.

"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" – Documentary (Kanopy)
Using rare and never-before-seen archival footage this documentary follows Maya Angelou’s life highlighting her career as a performer and activist for the Civil Rights movement to eventually become one of the most celebrated African-American poets and writers to come out of the 20th century.

"Milk and Honey" - Rupi Kaur (Hoopla)
A poetry and prose collection focusing on love, loss, and finding the sweetness of life even in the most bitter moments.

"Sad Birds Still Sing" – Faraway (cloudLibrary)
ritten by the anonymous author Faraway, this collection centers on the depth of the human condition and self-discovery while providing a message of hope and emotional validation.

"Write Down, I am an Arab" – Documentary (Kanopy)
This documentary tells the story of Mahmound Darwish, a Palestinian national poet whose writing shaped Palestinian identity and inspired national liberation.