National Poetry Month 2014 - Poem of the Day

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Denver Public Library staff and guest poets have recorded poems written either by themselves or their favorite poet. We will be publishing new poems frequently throughout the month of April so check back often. Please note, some of the poems contain adult language.

Poem of the Day

National Poetry Month

April 30, 2014
by Nashon Cook

Star Map
by Trish Kinkel

Poem of the Day Archive

Poetry Events

David Mason

The Ludlow Massacre, Poetry and History — Reading with Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason
Friday, April 25, 3-5 p.m.
Central Library, Level 5 Western History/Genealogy

David Mason’s books of poems include The Buried Houses (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), The Country I Remember (winner of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award), and Arrivals. His verse novel, Ludlow, was published in 2007, and named best poetry book of the year by the Contemporary Poetry Review and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It was also featured on the PBS News Hour. His poetry, prose and translations have appeared in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry, Agenda, Modern Poetry in Translation, The New Criterion, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, The American Scholar, The Irish Times, and The Southern Review. Anthologies include Best American Poetry and others. A former Fulbright Fellow to Greece, he serves as Poet Laureate of Colorado and teaches at Colorado College.

Poetry Resources


DPL Resources

Library Catalog
Browse the poetry books in Denver Public Library's collection, or search for your favorite poets.

Literature Resource Center
Biographical, bibliographical, and critical content — available with library card.
App available for iPhoneiPhone Android Android HelpApp Help

Poetry Reviews
Check out poetry reviews for all ages written by staff.

Evolver Teen Site
Tons of poetry resources just for teens.


Other Resources
The Academy of American Poets hosts a great collection of poetry resources, including information on poets, recordings, videos and more.

Library of Congress
Webcasts, podcasts, and information about the current Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey.

Poetry Society of America
The nation's oldest poetry organization, founded in 1910. Its mission is to build a larger and more diverse audience for poetry.

Naropa Poetics Audio Archive
Recordings of classes, lectures and readings from the faculty at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.