Did you know that National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world? Or that the Academy of American Poets was inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), and the Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month – Are You Celebrating?
Darn that American Library Association and their need to make the focus of National Library Week as broad and all-encompassing as ever! This year’s theme for National Library Week (April 13-19) is: Lives change @ your library [sic]. Well, sure Continue reading All Hail National Library Week!
National poetry month is really kind of a sad affair. Fiction doesn’t get a month. Film doesn’t either. And TV—are you kidding. They get that section of the year that lasts (and I’m approximating) the entirety of every year, year Continue reading National Poetry Month and the Snot-Nosed Kid
In honor of National Library and Student Employee Appreciation Week, enjoy a poem written by CarlaJean Valluzzi, Student Assistant, Circulation Department. Such Gainful EmploymentBy CarlaJean Valluzzi I push the cart | weave a path through the stacks | forgetting it Continue reading Such Gainful Employment: A Poem by CarlaJean Valluzzi
Poetry Center, Chicago It isn’t the easiest thing to talk about books on the radio or on a podcast or, for that matter, in the classroom, and make them interesting. I’m sure you’ve seen, at one point or another, some Continue reading Dusty Books and Podcasts
Fair Warning: This post has little to do with Dead Poet’s Society. And only slightly more to do with a defense of poetry or a defense of that particular poem read at the inauguration. I’m not sure if any of Continue reading Zombie Poetry That Looks Just Like Healthy Poetry (and Could Very Well Be Healthy and Not Undead)
The National Book Awards for fiction, poetry and nonfiction were announced last night (despite the National Book Foundation’s headquarters suffering significant structural damage due to Sandy) at an event aimed to give the publishing world a new pizazz and relevance. Continue reading News in the World of Books and Libraries
So April is almost over, which means that National Poetry Month is also on the wane. This holiday (of sorts) is celebrated primarily with readings and book fairs and maybe a brief appearance or two by a soft spoken poet Continue reading Ghost-Companions and National Poetry Month