April is National Poetry Month. If you think poetry’s “not your thing”, you might be surprised to find out you already enjoy it, you just didn’t know it was poetry. Stretch your creative mind and embrace poetry in one of its many forms during National Poetry Month. Here are 7 ways you can celebrate:
- We have a few (hundred) books to pick from, start in the 811’s…
2. Check out a CD and read the song lyrics. Songwriting is a form of poetry. Don’t know where to start? Try:
3. Read a novel told in verse. Don’t know where to start? Try:
- The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
4. Attend the Poetry Open Mic Morning at CPL on April 8.
- Teens and adults are welcome to bring their own original poetry to share, recite a poem by a classic author, or just sit back and enjoy the verses.
- Sometimes it’s easier when the words are all there, you just need to gather them together.
6. Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27, 2017.
- Select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others throughout the day, including on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
7. Watch a “poet” movie. A few ideas: