National Poetry Month at the Library!

April 2, 2015

National Poetry Month

It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate by visiting the Roslindale branch and checking out the display of some of the many fine works available here. Are you in the mood for a classic? There is a copy of Shakespeare’s “Sonnets,” or if you prefer a modern classic, try “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot. There is a great selection of books on the display table to illustrate the wide range of poetry on the shelves of the long, serpentine bookcase. “In the Mecca,” one of the most moving books by Gwendolyn Brooks is there, along with the “Collected Works” of  Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. We have William Butler Yeats and Edna St. Vincent Millay, Seamus Heaney and Adrienne Rich, as well as local poets like Robert Pinsky, Susan Donnelly, and Sandra Kohler. If you’re not sure what you like, don’t forget all the wonderful anthologies available at the library, such as the “Oxford Book of English Verse,” “The Poetry of World War I,” and “The Open Door, 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine,” among many others. And, of course, we’re all free to read poetry the other eleven months of the year as well!

– Dorothy Derifield, Rozzie Reads Poet

If you are a poet, or like to hear good poetry from others, please come out to our next open mic!

Rozzie Reads Poetry: Featured Poets and Open Mic
Thursday, April 16, 7-9pm
Roslindale House, Community Room, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale
Listen to Lynne Potts and Gary Whited read their poems, then read one of your own.

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