April is National Poetry Month! Launched in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this nationwide literary celebration recognizes the impact of poetry on our culture and everyday lives (Poets.org). FSU Libraries are joining in on the fun with different opportunities in-person and online for you to interact with poetry all month long!
First, stop by Strozier Library to check out our Contemporary Poetry Display! Featuring poetry from the 21st Century, this display is a great way to discover new and emerging poets that we have in our collections. All of the books on display are available for check-out with an FSUID at the Scholar Support Desk.
Interested in writing your own poetry? Blackout poetry is a great way to get inspired! Stop by Strozier Library on Thursday, April 20 from 3-4:30 pm to create unique poems using book pages and markers. We’ll have all the materials you need to make your next literary masterpiece, plus you can take home a cool library zine!
Lastly, all month long we’ll be featuring various poets from our collections on our social media! From the influencers of the 19th-century Imagist Movement to the icons of the Harlem Renaissance, join us every Monday on Instagram and Twitter to learn about different poets and their influential works.
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This post was written by Alaina Faulkner, Student Engagement Associate at FSU Libraries.