Posts tagged "National Poetry Month"
Loading the Cannons: National Poetry Month edition

Loading the Cannons: National Poetry Month edition

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson Since April is National Poetry Month,...
Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

Poem in Your Pocket Day at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2013. Poem in Your Pocket Day is on Thursday, April 24th for 2014. Welcome to National Poem in your Pocket Day!  We’re delighted to welcome Wendy Saz to the site as part of our National Poetry Month line-up.  Wendy is the Branch Manager for Crozet...
Kit: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

Kit: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2013. We’re thrilled to present this original program kit created for us – and you! – by a group of poets and literary educators known as Line Assembly. We’ll be featuring a full-blown feature and interview with the six Line Assemblers later this...
National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

National Poetry Month 2013 Wrap-up

Thanks for joining us this year for National Poetry Month!  All April, we shared wonderful stories from poets, libraries, and arts organizations about the power and meaning of the written word, and the ways in which it can connect communities and enrich our lives. You don’t have to be a poet or even a literature...
Featuring: The Australian Poetry Library

Featuring: The Australian Poetry Library

Earlier this year, when we were planning our National Poetry Month lineup, we were delighted to “discover” the Australian Poetry Library– it’s a wonderful resource that provides access to over 42,000 poems by 170 Australian poets.  These works are available online at the Australian Poetry Library website, which is easy to search and browse.  In...
Featuring:  The Gaus Poetry Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Featuring: The Gaus Poetry Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

We welcome Caelin Ross back to the site today to share a profile on a unique poetry and literature collection in an academic library.  The Gaus Collection at College Library pulls together over 2,000 volumes in a unique research setting that underscores the importance of art and art appreciation to critical thinking and interdisciplinary education....
Featuring: Line Assembly

Featuring: Line Assembly

Earlier this month we featured a new program kit created for us by the members of Line Assembly, a touring group of young poets whose goal is to bring poetry (and poetry making which is SO cool) to the masses utilizing bookshops, coffee shops, and libraries all over the country. Today we talk more in depth...
Featuring: Line Assembly (Part 2)

Featuring: Line Assembly (Part 2)

This is the second part of our interview with the six members of the poetry group Line Assembly (click here to read part 1). As an artist, what would your ideal library look or be like? Oh boy, what a great question! I’ve been lucky to have seen some really fantastic libraries lately, which is why the...
Poetry Programs at Johnston Heights Secondary

Poetry Programs at Johnston Heights Secondary

Today’s poetry-themed post comes to us from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada! Michelle Hall, the Teacher-Librarian for the Johnston Heights Secondary School Learning Commons, posted about a few poetry programs she has going on in her school library for National Poetry Month. The hands-on poetry projects that students worked on include bookspine poetry and blackout poetry....
National Poetry Month Crafts with Teen Librarian's Toolbox

National Poetry Month Crafts with Teen Librarian’s Toolbox

We’re excited to welcome our friend Karen Jensen of Teen Librarian’s Toolbox back to the site today to contribute to our National Poetry Month Lineup this year!  This time around, she’s sharing some creative ideas for how to engage teens and tweens with poetry through fun, interactive crafts.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Karen Jensen Like a...
The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center

The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center

We’re delighted to share this profile on the Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center and the wonderful arts-focused programming they do in Queens, NY as part of our National Poetry Month suite for April 2013!  Enjoy. ~Erinn The Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center by Rebecca Rubenstein The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center...
Farewell to National Poetry Month

Farewell to National Poetry Month

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.  ~Kahlil Gibran It’s time to say our goodbyes to National Poetry Month – what a wonderful four weeks it has been! Thank you for all the ways you participated – from posting your comments on the wonderful poetry features,...