Celebrating Poetry

National Poetry Month is a marvelous way to celebrate the expressiveness, delight, and pure charm of poetry.

This month allows us to change our perspectives and look upon poetry as a rhythmic art.

Celebrate this month with our Teen Poetry Contest, book lists, resources, and more.

National Poetry Month

Create and Celebrate Poetry with the Library

The library is here to help you make the most of National Poetry Month, with resources and creative events for your enjoyment.

Calling All Teen Poets

2021 Teen Poetry Contest Submissions

Each year we celebrate National Poetry Month in April with our Claudia Emerson Teen Poetry Contest.

2022 marks the CRRL’s nineteenth year hosting this event, named in memory of Claudia Emerson, former judge, and advocate for our teen poets.

Submit Your Original Work

Poetry Resources

Poetry in the Catalog

Poetry Lists

"When day comes,
we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid.
The new dawn balloons as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it."

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