April Poetry for May Flowers


From the BioDiversity Heritage Library

Let’s all take April’s poetry to May while we are enjoying the flowers!


Eleven more American women poets in the 21st century: poetics across North America edited by Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell

The poems of William Wordsworth: collected reading texts from the Cornell Wordsworth series. Volume III edited by Jared Curtis

Unfortunately, it was paradise: selected poems by Mahmoud Darwish; translated and edited by Munir Akash and Carolyn Forché

Keep and give away by Susan Meyers; foreword by Terrance Hayes

Selected poetry, 1937-1990 by João Cabral de Melo Neto; Djelal Kadir, editor; with translations by Elizabeth Bishop et al.


In the Stacks at Gottesman:

Collected poems of E. E. Cummings

Howl and other poems by Allen Ginsberg

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Every thing on it: poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein

The owl and the pussycat by Edward Lear and pictures by James Marshall


Want to share your love of poetry?

How to teach poetry writing: workshops for ages 5-9 by Michaela Morgan

Poetry-from reading to writing: a classroom guide for ages 7-11 by Robert Hull

Slam school: learning through conflict in the hip-hop and spoken word classroom by Bronwen E. Low

Let’s poem: the essential guide to teaching poetry in a high-stakes, multimodal world by Mark Dressman

Jumpstart! poetry: games and activities for ages 7-12 by Pie Corbett

Be sure to check out the Everett Cafe’s display Celebrating Voices: International Poetry


Need your poetry to go? The Academy of American Poets will email you an unpublished poem a day.


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