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New Resource: Guide to Poetry Books We Read

Celebrating Poetry Month in April 2021 inspired us at Books We Read to develop a new library guide called Books We Read: Poetry. The guide offers suggested poems as well as secondary readings to deepen enjoyment and understanding of poetry. We understand that reading poetry might look like a challenge. Many people think they don’t … Read More

Poets to Try

Looking to get into poetry but not sure where to start? We’ve got some ideas, cross-posted here from our upcoming LibGuide called Books We Read: Poetry. Take a look at the LibGuide for even more suggestions and resources! Poets to start with: Billy Collins is the first poet I recommend to people who think they don’t … Read More

Poetry Festival in New Jersey

As part of our ongoing series for National Poetry Month, we’re pleased to feature new Chang Library Graduate Assistant Alissa Renales’ remembrance of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, held annually in New Jersey! For more information on the Dodge Foundation and the festival, which is running virtually now through May 2nd, see here. Alissa … Read More

Poetry at a Job Interview?

April is National Poetry Month. In 2021, more than at any time in recent memory, poetry has become a national focus here in the United States. Reciting her own poem, The Hill We Climb, twenty-two year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet ever, seems to have illuminated the narrow path to poetry again in January. … Read More