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This library guide is designed to help you find activities, books, resources, events and more for poetry particularly during National Poetry Month.
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This guide contains information on the library's collection of resources relating to National Poetry Month and poetry in general.

There are tabs near the top to connect you to specific parts of this Poetry guide.


Books for Adults

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Americans' Favorite Poems - Pinsky
Call Number: PN6101 .A46 2000
ISBN: 0393048209

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The Oxford Book of American Poetry - Lehman
Call Number: PS583 .O82 2006
ISBN: 019516251X



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The Canterbury Tales
Call Number: CD 821.1 CHAUCER
ISBN: 1433249723


Books for Teens

Click here for more titles in the library's catalog for poetry books for teens. 

Click here to view a list of young adult novels written in verse.

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Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt
Call Number: YA 810.8 TEEN
ISBN: 0757300502
A collection of poetry, fiction, photography, and art by teenagers, exploring their experiences of what it means to be a teenager.

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Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25
Call Number: YA 811.608 TIME
ISBN: 0061896373
A collection of poems from 25 poets.

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Amiri & Odette: A Love Story / A Poem - Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: YA FIC MYERS
ISBN: 9780590680417
A novel in verse.

Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects.


Books for Kids

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A Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein
Call Number: J 811 SILVERST
ISBN: 0061905860
A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
Call Number: J 821.008 CLASSIC
ISBN: 1564028909
A collection of favorite poems by such writers as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes, with portraits of the poets, brief biographical background, and illustrations.


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The Poetry Lounge 2
Call Number: DVD 811.6 POETRY
ISBN: 1933724188

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The Poetry Hall of Fame Collection
Call Number: DVD 808.81 POETRY
ISBN: 1569944490

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