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National Poetry Month at the John C. Hitt Library

Haiku by You Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Zoe Smith, the winner of the UCF Libraries 2017 Haiku by You Poetry Contest. Her poem, The Best Things in Life Are, has become a permanent part of the UCF Digital Collections in the KnightVerse section Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship (STARS).

 

The Best Things in Life Are
by Zoe Smith

Fleeting moments like
footsteps; The earth trembles but
the evidence? Gone.

Featured poetry books for National Poetry Month

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

“I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely…”

Yes, I’m going Joyce Kilmer on you. It’s National Poetry Month. How could I not start with the opening of a poem we all learn in primary school?

The Academy of American Poets, inspired by the success of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, created National Poetry Month in 1996. It is the largest literary celebration in the world and UCF Library is proud to do our part.

We gathered suggestions for 20 books of poetry that are currently in the UCF collection. These works represent a wide range of favorite poetry books of our faculty and staff. Click on the link below to see the full descriptions and catalog links.

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month at the John C. Hitt Library

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and the UCF Libraries are springing headlong forward to celebrate.

Student Poetry Contests

  • Ode to a Library – Submissions due by April 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    Poem of any style or length about library
  • Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    “Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

Winners will receive a Library Superpowers T-shirt and be published in STARS KnightVerse.

You can submit your poems at: http://ucflib.fyi/npm2017

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 3 – 7. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Featured Poems

The UCF Libraries Tumblr account will feature daily poems which are favorites of library staff. Tag us in your favorites on Tumblr!

Open Heart Open Mic

Join us for the last Open Heart Open Mic of the semester on Tuesday, April 18th from 12-1:30PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223.

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