Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart): A Poetry Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

From the Academy of American Poets - April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. The Author Spotlight this month celebrates the … Continue reading Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart): A Poetry Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips – New Title Tuesday

In observance of National Poetry Month, this week's New Title Tuesday recommendation is Wild Is the Wind by PEN Center Literary Award winner and author of 14 books of poetry Carl Phillips.  A Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, Phillips also teaches creative writing there and as served as the judge for the … Continue reading Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips – New Title Tuesday

ICYMI – O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, March 21, 2018

Assistant Library Director Ryan Johnson wrote about upcoming Library events in the recent edition of the O'Fallon Weekly.  As part of the celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Ryan said, we will host our first-ever Open Mic Poetry Night, April 19, at 6 PM. Come recite (or read) your favorite poems, read some that you've written or … Continue reading ICYMI – O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, March 21, 2018

How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch, A Reader’s Advisory for National Poetry Month

The Five Star Favorite is sponsored this week by National Poetry Month. I freely admit that I cannot analyze or intelligently discuss the form, meter, or meaning of a poem; however, that does not mean I can’t enjoy the rarified stillness and awe that verse can instill. Nonetheless, I picked up How to Read a … Continue reading How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch, A Reader’s Advisory for National Poetry Month