“If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
-Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Welcome to National Poetry Month!
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 Libraries are proud to do their part.
UCF Libraries have 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. These, and additional titles, are also on the Featured Bookshelf display on the second (main) floor next to the bank of two elevators.
Click on the link below to see the full descriptions and catalog links.
As part of the National Poetry Month celebrations, there will also be an Erasure Poetry table set up across from the main display wall from April 2 – 6, and three poetry contests: Sonnets, Celebrating Libraries, and Haiku (submission information and deadlines here).