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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.

National Poetry Month at the John C. Hitt Library

Ode to a Library Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Serena Pancham, the winner of the UCF Libraries 2017 Ode to a Library Poetry Contest. Her poem, Cardboard Skins, has become a permanent part of the UCF Digital Collections in the KnightVerse section Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship (STARS).

 

Cardboard Skins

-Serena Pancham

We begin in silence

In deafening silence we hear

How loud our minds ache to speak

Quiet

Is the presence between cardboard casings

          Shuffling,

                         Downward,

                                         Slowly yet softly

Evident within ourselves is the hushed indication of progression

Gears of the mind lock into place

With every moving second

Conversations churn

Broken is the threshold

How loud our minds ache to speak

We begin in conversation

In deafening noise we hear

How loud our minds ache to speak

Alive

Is the presence between cardboard casings

Like clockwork, we are continuous

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.

FTU Printing Plate, circa 1968

University Archives item featured in UCF Podcast

As previously posted, Dr. Robert Cassanello’s podcast project “A History of Central Florida” is a 50-episode podcast that examines the history of central Florida through local area objects found in museums, historical organizations, and other places. Today, we want to direct you specifically to Episode 45 Diploma Plate. The diploma plate featured is from UCF Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives department. (more…)

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