Celebrating Poetry



"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost


Celebrate during the month of April with our events and more.

2020 Teen Poetry Contest Online Reception

Listen to a Poem!

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

From Dreams by Langston Hughes

This path our people walked
one hundred two hundred              endless years
since the tall grass opened for us
and we breathed the incense that sun on prairie
offers to sky

From Peace Path by Heid E. Erdrich

About Poets

Powerful Poetry Performances

Experience many kinds of poetry and learn about the lives of poets through our Kanopy streaming service.

Poetry for All

CRRL Connects with Readers During Social Distancing

Even though our library buildings are closed, CRRL customers can still connect with friends, fellow book lovers, and librarians.

Book Corner: Poetry Books for Children

April is Poetry Month, the perfect time to share the beauty of poetry with a child.

About Shel Silverstein

Learn more about this unique children's writer with many artistic talents, including his fun and wacky poetry.

About Poets

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

From "Hope" is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson

Poetry for All

Poetry for All

Poetry for All

April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

From The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

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