Published: April 1, 2022

April is National Poetry Month and the University Libraries wants to bring poetry into your daily life. Visit the East Entrance of Norlin Library on April 12 and April 13, 2022, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to contribute to a community poem, take away a pocket poem to carry with you throughout the day, and engage with librarians.

This year’s celebration takes as inspiration the poem “In This Place (An American Lyric)” by Amanda Gorman. The poem emphasizes the power of poetry to write the future, even within struggle and oppression and to express hope.

Alongside National Poetry Month, the Libraries continues to celebrate the writers and themes of the 2021-2022 Buffs One Read, American Like Me. Beginning April 1, users can check out poetry books with themes of cultural identity, belonging, immigration and what it means to be American. A selection of titles will be on display in Norlin Library.