April is National Poetry Month! Join us at TCPL as we celebrate poems and poets from across the globe.
Poetry Month Events
Celebrate National Poetry Month with us at these library events. Enjoy guest speakers, get writing advice, and read your creations with fellow poets at an open mic night.
Join in TCPL's annual poetry contest and show off your creativity. Rules and entry forms can be found at any information desk or downloaded by clicking here. Turn your entries in by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Winners will be announced the following week and given their prizes.
Contest Begins: March 17
Contest Deadline: April 15, 5:00 p.m.
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