she walks in beautyApril is National Poetry Month, an annual observance started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets.

The Vinings Library is hosting a special program for patrons ages 5 and up in honor of National Poetry Month on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. For information, please call (770) 801-5308.

For adults, East Marietta Library hosts Poet’s Corner, a program of readings of famous poems and an opportunity to read your own poems and get feedback. The next Poet’s Corner is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. For information, please call (770) 509-2711.

Below are works of poetry that have been added to the library’s collection in recent years or are on-order:

New collected poems by Wendell Berry

Six centuries of verse [videorecording] presented by John Gielgud

She walks in beauty: a woman’s journey through poems by Caroline Kennedy

A thousand mornings by Mary Oliver

We almost disappear by David Bottoms

Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück

Forget-me-nots: poems to learn by heart selected by Mary Ann Hoberman

National Geographic book of animal poetry: 200 poems with photographs that squeak, soar, and roar! edited by J. Patrick Lewis

The Caedmon Poetry Collection (Audiobook)

The Language of Life (DVD) with Bill Moyer

Healing Words: Poetry and Medicine (DVD)

The Poetry Anthology: The Augustan Poets, The Romantic Poets, and The Victorian Poets (DVD)

Poetry Hall of Fame Collection (DVD)


Celebrate and Discover Poetry in April