April is National Poetry Month


Visit the National Poetry Month Website: Explore the site to find information about poetry and NPM.

Classical Chinese Poetry: Read and listen to classical Chinese poetry in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Poetry Foundation: From the publishers of Poetry, this website serves as a portal to poetry, biographies, literary news, and criticism.

Contemporary American Poetry Archive: Find out-of-print and hard-to-locate poetry arranged by author.

Electronic Poetry Center: This simple but extensive site features modern experimental poetry.


The following books are from the Crown collection and may be found on display on the first floor of the library, near the entrance to the library.

Complete Poems, by Carl Sandburg. Call Number: PS 3537 .A6181950

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. Call Number: PJ 7826.I2 P7

Rainbows Are Made: Poems, by Carl Sandburg. Call Number: (Juvenile Fiction) 811.52 SA56R

This Body is Made of Camphor and Gopher Wood: Prose Poems, by Robert Bly. Call Number PS 3552 .L96 T55

Collected Poems, by James Wright. Call Number: PS 3545 .R58 A6 1971

The Complete Poems of Walter de La Mare. Call Number: PR 6007 .E326 A17

Victorian and Edwwardian Poets: Tennyson to Yeats. Call Number: PR 1223 .A9

Why Am I Grown So Cold: Poems of the Unknowable. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 808.81 W622

Poetry is for People, edited by Martha McDonough and William C. Doster. Call Number: PS 586 .M16 1965

Poems, 1962-1978, by Derek Mahon. Call Number: PR 6063 .A34 A6 1979

The Poems of Hart Crane, edited by Marc Simon. Call Number: PS 3505 .R272 A125 1986

I Am: A Study of E.E. Cummings’ Poems. Call Number: PS 3505 .U334 Z73

Harper’s Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry, edited by Duane Niatum. Call Number: PS 591 .I55 H37 1988

Just People and Other Poems for Young Readers & Paper/Pen/Poem: A Young Writer’s Way to Begin, poems by Kathi Appelt, photographs by Kenneth Appelt. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.54 Ap51j 1997

Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.52 .S81s 1997

Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para Soñar Juntos, by Francisco X. Alarcón. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.54 A1321p 2005

The Connecticut River & Other Poems, by Reul Denney. Call Number: PS 3507 .E549 C6

Poems 1922-1961, by Donald Davidson. Call Number: PS 3507 .A666 A6 1966

Collected Poems, 1924-1974, by John Beecher. Call Number: PS 3503 .E233 A6 1974

“The Wild Old Wicked Man” and Other Poems, by Archibald MacLeish. Call Number: PS 3525 .A27 W5

The Poetry and Prose of E.E. Cummings : A Study in Appreciation, by Robert E. Wegner. Call Number: PS 3505 .U334 Z95

By the River, by Steven Herrick. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) H434b 2006

19 Varieties  of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, by Naomi Shihab Nye. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.54 N967n 2002

Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices, by Walter Dean Myers. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.54 M992h 2004

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States, edited by Lori M. Carlson. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.54 .C77 1994

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) 811.54 S139 C.2

Out of the Dust: A Novel, by Karen Hesse. Call Number: (Juvenile Collection) FIC H463o 1999