Shelter in Poems

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind the public that "poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters."

As we face an unprecedented time, more and more people are turning to poetry for comfort and needed strength. This April, the Academy launched a new online initiative, Shelter in Poems where poetry readers share a poem from collection that helps them find courage, solace, and meaning. Here is a selection of poems featured on their special Shelter in Poems page:

Poems to Take Shelter In

Alone” by Maya Angelou
Again a Solstice” by Jennifer Chang
Hope is the thing with feathers (254)” by Emily Dickinson

The Changing Light” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
This Bridge Across” by Christopher Gilbert

The Bronze Legacy” by Effie Lee Newsome
Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich
Patience” by Kay Ryan

Spring Morning” by Marion Strobel
Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas

Other poetry resources from the SCCLD website:

Granger’s World of Poetry 
The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry provides access to full-text poems, citations, commentaries, biographies, and a poetry glossary. Includes selections of current and foreign language poems.

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Oxford Reference eBooks
Provides ready reference eBooks from Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Search for keyword "Poetry" and you will see entries from The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.).

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