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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
April Is National Poetry Month
I do not post about poetry RA enough here. How do I know that? I have gotten dozens of comments and questions over the years about poetry RA with people asking where they can find resources or what I do to help poetry fans. Unfortunately though, I do not work with the poetry collection, so I do not always stay up to date on the newest trends and resources.
However, that is no excuse. I am a librarian for goodness sake! I know how to find the information I need...use my resources to find the answer. Librarians don't know everything, but we know where to find the answers to everything.
Visit the sites and explore. I spent some time this morning on a few and I already feel more confident about my knowledge in the area of poetry. When I go into work later today, I may even try to suggest a poetry collection or two...maybe.
I have filed this post under the label "poetry." As of this writing, I only have 6 "poetry" posts on the blog, but clicking this tag in the right gutter anytime of year will bring up this post and others to help you to help poetry readers.
Also, check out the official National Poetry Month 2013 website here.
I am seriously going to make an effort to include poetry in my work this month with the hope that it becomes more natural for me to include the format in my work helping readers all the year through.
What about you? Are you considering poetry more seriously as a leisure reading option in honor of National Poetry Month?
I am a Librarian [MLIS] in Illinois specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up. I train library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. I am the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). I am under contract to write content for EBSCO's NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, am a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for my local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. Check out the side bar for links to the groups and organizations with which I am affiliated.