National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Is your favorite a well-known poet like James Whitcomb Riley, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost? Or are you interested in contemporary poets like Kevin Young and Joshua Bennett? UCPL has a comprehensive collection of poetry books that includes these authors.