FSU Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month 2023!

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.

FSU Libraries Year of Poetry: A community event you won’t want to miss.

The Southeast Review is excited to kick off the new school year with our confessions-themed open mic fundraiser + Issue 36.2 launch, hosted by the one and only David Kirby! Join us on Tuesday, September 4th at The Bark (507 All Saints St). Doors open at 7 pm. Read your most embarrassing elementary / middle school / high school / undergrad diary entries, sing a song, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue—the stage is all yours. After all, what’s more literary or poetic than a confession?

We will also have a photobooth (created by Art Editor, Kelly Butler; pictures taken by Kenny Johnson), a baked goods table (organized by Poetry Editor, Jayme Ringleb), a typewriter “instant poem” station (thank you, Cocoa Williams), and a silent auction table with donations from Barbara Hamby (baskets of her famous jams), Diane Roberts (a jar of her famous Tupelo Honey), Nonfiction Editor, Laurel Lathrop (short story consultation). and gift cards and merchandise from local businesses: Township, Madison Social, Lake Tribe Brewing Company, Fifth and Thomas, Painting with a Twist, The Bookshelf, Skate World, Sangha Press, SoDOUGH, Tally Cat Cafe, Quarter Moon Imports, Garnet and Gold, Taco Bout It, Sneaux Balls, Fat Cat Cafe, and Lucilla. Many thanks to all our donors and volunteers! Proceeds will go towards The Southeast Review printing costs.

Finally, let’s celebrate the launch of Issue 36.2! The Southeast Review has an exciting year ahead, especially as we continue to publish both emerging and established writers in both print issues and our new online companion, SER TWO (“This Week Online”), a projected initiated and executed by our wonderful Assistant Editor, Zach Linge. As Editor, I’m really looking forward to showcasing this beautiful mix of voices and continue to grow our online space. Things just keep getting better and better, so come celebrate with us at The Bark on Tuesday, September 4th. We’ll have our new issue on display (and for sale) during our event!