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Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Too often poetry readers get left out of the RA discussion. In my library it happens mostly because our poetry is not shelved in my department. However, every semester, at least one of my students brings up the issue.

This semester, Marisa has passed on a wonderful tool to use with your poetry readers. It is the Academy of American Poets home page, and specifically their recommended reading list found here. There is also the Poetry Foundation's page.

April, as well as being National Poetry month is also the month in which the annual Pulitzer Prizes are announced, which, of course, include prizes for poetry. This is one of the only times during the year when people notice prize winning poetry on a national stage. So also check out this year's winners and the archived list of winners going back to 1917 at this link.

And please, don't forget about poetry when attending to the reading needs of your patrons and yourself.

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