NATIONAL POETRY MONTH @ TCPL
April is National Poetry Month! Join us at TCPL as we celebrate poems and poets from across the globe.
Thanks For Participating!
Poetry Contest Winners are announced Monday, April 21.
Prizes are awarded at Open Mic, May 1.
Poetry Month Events
Open Mic Night
Thursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Downtown, All Ages
Wrap up National Poetry Month with an open mic night. Bring an original poem or an old favorite. Step up to the mic and read. Share your fondness for poetry with people throughout our county. Celebrate the winners of the 2014 TCPL Poetry Contest.
Looking for poems to read or tips on writing? Check out some of the websites below to find award-winning poets, guides to poetry styles, and poems for every occasion or mood.
The US Poet Laureate is appointed by the Librarian of Congress to a one-year term. They promote reading, writing, and appreciating poetry throughout the country. The current laureate is Natasha Tretheway.
Every two years, the Indiana Arts Commission appoints Hoosier writer as the state poet laureate. The current laureate is George Kalamaras.
General Poetry Resources
- Academy of American Poets: www.poets.org
- Favorite Poem Project: www.favoritepoem.org
- Poetry 180: www.loc.gov/poetry/180
- Poetry Daily: www.poems.com
- The Poetry Archive: www.poetryarchive.org
- Poetry Society of America: www.poetrysociety.org
- Famous Poetry: poetry.eserver.org
- Giggle Poetry: www.gigglepoetry.com
- Poetry Foundation: www.poetryfoundation.org
- Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org
- Teen Ink: www.teenink.com/poetry/
- Classic Reader: www.classicreader.com
- American Life in Poetry: www.americanlifeinpoetry.org
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: www.pulitzer.org/bycat/Poetry
- Bollingen Prize for Poetry: highway49.library.yale.edu/bollingen
- Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize: www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_lilly.html
- National Book Award for Poetry: www.powells.com/prizes/national_poetry.html
- Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry: www.sewanee.edu/sewanee_review/aiken_taylor