Posts tagged "poetry"
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...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 6 - 12

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 6 – 12

Another belated Linkubator is the fallout of being the Saturday Librarian of the weekend!  Thank God for the relatively long memory of our social media accounts.   New features: New in our Book to Boogie series on movement in story time: Dance with Me! We love talking to libraries that support the arts, and the...
Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest!

Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest!

If you haven’t already heard, April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate libraries and poetry than with a Book Spine Poetry mini contest!  Book Spine Poetry is sweeping the library scene (the premise is easy: make up a poem using only book titles or spines), but I have to say that...
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...
Spark: Little Free Library #2

Spark: Little Free Library #2

Spark: Little Free Library is a post series that’s all about making art, making stories, even making performances based on Little Libraries. Some of our exercises and ideas are related to the stuff that’s in the Little Libraries. Others are tied to the libraries themselves. But either way, we hope you’ll find a Little Library close to you (or...
Featuring: Daniel Wuenschel

Featuring: Daniel Wuenschel

Today the Library as Incubator Project welcomes poet and library staff member Daniel Wuenschel to the site to talk about his writing background and how libraries serve as incubators for his poetry.  Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Can you tell us a bit about your background as a poet? Are you self-trained, been exploring that...
Featuring: Parachute Poetry Library

Featuring: Parachute Poetry Library

I was so excited to find this press release from poet and writing instructor Amanda Deutch in the inbox a few weeks ago, I simply had to share.  The story of an innovative artist creating a library because there was a need for one would be an inspiration on its own, but the setting– post-Hurricane...
Discover the Poetry Foundation Library

Discover the Poetry Foundation Library

Devoted readers of the Library as Incubator Project know about how important poetry is to me– both as a poet and as a librarian–so it will be no surprise that I nearly swooned when The Poetry Foundation got in touch to share their library.  Read on to learn more about this exciting special library from...
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: 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...