Celebrate National Poetry Month with Colorado Poets - Live!

Join the Denver Public Library community and illustrious Colorado poets on April 22, 6:00 PM, for a celebration of National Poetry Month!

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the launch, and Denver Public Library is delighted to bring our community a diverse and lively panel of poets - Sheree Brown, Franklin Cruz, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Suzi Q. Smith - who will share their art and process, and read from their writings. In recognition of Earth Day, the poets will also feature work which honors the Earth and our connection to the places that shape us.

For more information, and to register for this free event, click here! Spanish interpretation will be available live at this virtual event. You’ll receive the Zoom link to the program on April 21, the day before the program.

Love poetry all year round? We do too! The United States Poetry Core Collection is always available for your perusal, and includes print and ebook formats. Check out Overdrive for more ebook poetry titles. We even have a list for children, so everyone can have access to and appreciate poetry. Want to go deeper? The Gale Literature Resource Center is full of fascinating and fact-checked information on types of poetry, poets, and critical essays, and the Kanopy film streaming service has a slew of poetry discussions, slams, and features such as Fatima and The Kindergarten Teacher (DPL library card w/Denver residency required). 

By now you probably want a big bag of poetry, and we’re happy to assist with our curbside bundle service - just fill out this form, and you’ll soon be immersing yourself. But don’t get carried away and forget to register for the National Poetry Month celebration on April 22!

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