TED Talk for Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, we watched a TED Talk by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. The video presents animated versions of several of his poems and a reading of a very funny poem at the end.

Book Spine Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and we have lots of great poetry on display in the library. If you want to try your hand at something a little different, try creating a poem out of the spines of books. Here are a few examples to get you inspired. Also, you can find lots of great poetry, learn about different poets, and even have poems emailed to you at poets.org. They also have a section of the website just for teens. And don’t forget to check out LitFinder for Schools, which has plenty of full-text poems, so you can choose one to memorize and amaze your friends, and even more importantly, your librarians!