April is National Poetry Month

Poetry has long been one of humanity's primary ways of expressing ourselves, whether to tell a story or invoke a feeling. Even if you think you don't like poetry, do you like certain song lyrics? What is a song but a poem set to music? Whole histories and mythologies have been told using poetry, but it can also be used to simply express a single emotion or relate an individual's experience, and everything in between. National Poetry Month was created to celebrate poetry's integral role in the human experience.

At SCCLD libraries, we offer so many ways to engage with poetry. This month, we have several events celebrating poetry, including visits from the new Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Yosimar Reyes. We also have an extensive poetry collection in our libraries. Check out the booklist below for recent critically-acclaimed books of poetry, or browse our collections in person. 

National Poetry Month 2024

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