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National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with library resources to fuel your creativity

Staff Picks

Red, white, black, and blue brushstrokes with text "The Carrying by Ada Limon"

The Carrying by Ada Limon

""Wife" and "The Raincoat" are two of my favorite poems; the entire book is great and the poems weave together into a larger narrative in a way I really enjoy."

Nicole Helregel, Librarian for Open Science 


Statue of a human covered in abstract shapes. Text reads "The Employees by Olga Ravn"

The Employees by Olga Ravn

"You could make an argument that this is a work of prose poetry: the story is incredible and the language has the weight and consciousness of poetry. The Employees is a commentary on productivity as much as it is an ode to that which sustains us. An unforgettable read, no matter what genre you catalog it as." - 

- Jeannie Morgenstern, Collections and Access Services Assistant


Person with long dark hair with hand covering face. Text reads "Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz"

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz

"A detailed portrait of desire as it exists against the backdrop of American nature and destructive power structures. Highly recommend."

- Gaby Garcia, Student Success Librarian


Book cover with image of dried flowers and book title "Time is a mother by Ocean Vuong"

Time is a mother by Ocean Vuong

Amanda Belantara, Instruction & Outreach Librarian