World Poetry Day
In 1999 during their 30th session the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared March 21 to be World Poetry Day. In part because "[t]here is still a tendency in the media and among the general public to refuse to take the poet seriously. Action is needed to free ourselves in order to make this image a thing of the past and to give poetry its rightful place in society."1
Please join us at the Denver Central Library to celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21 with a reading. While you're here check out our We Explore display dedicated to Poets and Poetry located just off the escalators on Level 2. Or make your way up to the Western History/Genealogy department to checkout a book published by Juan Patraca, one of our readers!