April Is National Poetry Month


This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, a month dedicated to the celebration of poets past and present by encouraging the reading of poetry, and support of poetry community!         

As a poetry fan and Librarian at Touro, I wanted to take a moment to share my favorite poetry resources available to the Touro Community through the Library!

p1The Touro Library system houses a variety of poetry books, ebooks and anthologies.  These collections include published works of poetry, biographies of poets, and compiled poems form a variety of authors, subject matter and eras. There are also resources on reading poetry and poetic forms.

The library maintains a digital subscription to Poetry Magazine. Published Monthly, each volume includes poems by featured poets as well as photographs, illustrations and other images of artwork.

Did you know that you can find poetry in the Journal of the American Medical Association?

One of the more unexpected places I found poetry in the Library was in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.  Each volume of this academic journal has a “Poetry and Medicine” section, and includes at least one poem.

Looking to make poetry more a part of your daily life?  Sign up here to receive a poem each day by email from the Academy of American Poets.

Stop in the Bay Shore Campus Library throughout the month of April and browse the poetry section of the stacks, or read a poem from hard copies of Poetry Magazine on display. On April 21st snag a poem for poem in your pocket day!

Contributed by: Rachel Oleaga, Librarian, Bay Shore

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