National Poetry Month and How You Can Celebrate

April is National Poetry Month and I love reading poetry. I also love writing poetry. Nothing speaks to the soul quite like this literary medium. Resting heavily on description and metaphors, you can convey a million feelings just with one word or a few, but the art form is much more multifaceted than that. 

If you have never cracked open a poetry book before, here are some I recommend. If you have, here are some you may not have read. So, celebrate spring by reading some poetry with a cup of tea in nature or in a quiet room. You can also let life or nature take you on a journey by writing some of your own. Poetry comes in so many forms including sonnets, haikus, rhyming, lyrical, prose, epic, couplet, ode, ballad, limerick and free verse to name a few. Come explore the St. Tammany Parish Library for some poetry to celebrate this April.   

Catching Life by the Throat

Let It Be A Dark Roux

Hurricane Party

Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Collected Poems

100 Essential American Poems

100 Essential Modern Poems by Women

The Essential Rumi

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe