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National Poetry Month

This research guides directs students to free poetry resources available all year, but are especially important during April.

Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Favorite Poet by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

In 1996, the Academy of AmericanPoets proclaimed April to be National Poetry Month. This is an annual celebration of the daily joys that poetry can bring to us all. The LSC-North Harris Library participates in this event in several ways, including on our Twitter and Instagram feeds.

Here are ways that you can celebrate National Poetry Month:

Image: A Favourite Poet by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Web Archives of Poetry

Poems in eBooks

We have two excellent ebook databases. These let you read full-text books online. The interfaces can be confusing, so I have included a tutorial video for each one. These contain many books of and about poetry.

The video above shows you how to search the ebook database titled EBSCO eBook Collection.

Poetry Writing Prompts

Now it's time to start writing your own poetry! Here are some prompts to help get you started.

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