April is National Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month in Canada, an annual celebration established by the League of Canadian Poets in 1998. We invite you to join us as we celebrate poetry, poets, and all things poetic.

From the simple and delightful rhymes learned in childhood – to sonnets that speak to the heart – to verse that gives voice to the darkness of human experience, poetry is a powerful and universal form of expression and communication, unbound by time or place or age, that enriches our cultural narrative. Whether sung or slammed, written or recited, through poetry we declare who we are, how we feel, what we think, dream, and aspire.

This year, the theme is nature, in all its glory. Throughout the month we share a Staff Picks Poem-of-the-Day, and we pleased to launch this special month with the every-popular Haiku Poetry Writing Workshop with Kimiko on April 3. We are very excited to welcome back to Burington esteemed poet and author, George Elliott Clarke at a special Burlington Reads event on April 11, which includes performances from Burlington Slam Project poets. See Related Links for a complete listing of Poetry Month happenings at the Library.

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley
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O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Events: Poetry Month at the library

Staff Picks Poem-of-the-Day

Explore our collection: 21st Century Canadian Poetry - BPL Staff Picks List

Explore our collection: Top 10 Poetry Books (for people who don't read poems) - BPL Staff Picks List

Explore our collection: First a Poet - BPL Staff Picks List

Canadian League of Poets