In addition to joining the KnightVerse National Poetry Month collection in the UCF Libraries’ digital repository STARS, the two winners also receive a UCF Libraries’ reusable water bottle and UCF Libraries’ ducky temporary tattoo.
Thank you to everyone who participated. You can read winners and submissions from all years of Libraries’ student writing contests at STARS KnightVerse.
National Poetry month! Did you know that the United States has an official
What is the United States Poet Laureate?
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry — the full title — is the nation’s official advocate for the worth and impact of poetry. The Poet Laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and may be elected for a second term. This position was established in 1937 under a different title with slightly different duties, funded through a private endowment from Archer M. Huntington. The current title was adopted in 1986.
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
UCF Libraries have gathered suggestions to feature 12 books of poetry
that are currently in the UCF collection. These works represent the wide range
of favorite poetry books of our faculty and staff.
Since we are in strange times and realize that access to the physical books chosen by the Libraries is extremely limited at the moment, we have also crafted a list of digital poetry works that can be read from the comfort of your home: Poetry reading digital edition.