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Women's History Month, Biblio File, Poetry Month
WOW: A Poetry Celebration
WOW @ The Library: Celebrating a Centennial of Women’s Poetry
April is poetry month! “What is poetry?.” Is poetry perhaps a garden of expressions blooming in the light of thoughtful thoughts? Wonderful words dancing to the rhythm of rhymes? or Sweet tweets that spring from swayable heartbeats?
According to Edmond Holmes, “Poetry is the expression of strong and deep feeling.”
But, anyway that poetry may be interpreted, this short selection of poetic works written by and about women, including Pulitzer Prize winners, will transport you into a journey around the world from the past into the present to find the answer.
A selection of poems by this pivotal English literary family reflects their domestic life and perspectives in the Victorian time.
Recently made into a movie, the book presents the voices of seven women in a series of 20 poems that portray the struggles endured by African-American women.
In her autobiographical journey from childhood to adulthood, the author shares inner reflections of self-discovery, as well as her experiences with the outside world, its wonders, afflictions, and the significance of our existence.
The author shares intense feelings ignited by significant life events throughout her high school and college years.
Late Wife Poems
2006 Pulitzer Prize winner, Claudia Emerson, delves into the wonders of life and failing relationships leading to the rebirth of new ones.
2007Pulitzer Prize winner, Natasha Trethewey, intertwines sonnets with family life feelings, notable events in American history, and multiracial stories of her hometown.
A selection of 25 poems by 25 notable poets of the world.
In her philosophical poetry, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner, Rae Armantrout, explores transcendental feelings of life’s unfortunate events.
A humorous look at the different phases of life is told through the multi dimensional domain of poetry.
These and other titles in different formats are available at your local library.