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  • Celebrate Spring With These Poetry Collections for Children

    By Ruth Guerrier-Pierre, Children's Librarian | April 8, 2022
    From the smallest insect to the mightiest thunderstorm, these poems will have children marveling at the world around them.  
  • World Literature Festival: Recommended Poetry Books

    By Leanna Frankland, Adult Librarian | April 4, 2022
    Check out these titles from "Poetry Across Languages" panelists Fady Joudah, Tomás Q. Morín, and Niina Pollari.
  • Finding Literary Inspiration on "Library Way"

    By Lauren Lampasone, Adult Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) | April 1, 2022
    Walk along 41st Street—"Library Way"— and read inspirational quotes about reading, writing, and literature.
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with Our Favorite Poetry Books of 2021

    By NYPL Staff | March 31, 2022
    Check out these top 10 poetry titles from the last year, selected by our expert librarians.
  • Poetry Postcards for Spring

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | March 31, 2022
    Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with poems that capture the feeling of spring. 
  • High School Classroom Connections for Poetry Instruction

    By Amber Certain, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | March 31, 2022
    Recently published poetry and novels in verse for high school educators to share with students, as well as other resources and activities.
  • Schomburg Center Materials to Explore During National Poetry Month

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | March 28, 2022
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Materials include Maya Angelou's papers, recordings of Piri Thomas, and poetry-related conversations available on YouTube.
  • It's Poetry Month: Here Are NYPL's Best Poetry Books of 2020

    By NYPL Staff | April 1, 2021
    Many topics are explored within the pages of our staff's favorite poetry books.
  • 8 Picture Books to Teach Figurative Language: A Guide for Elementary Educators

    By Kaitlin Rotella, Manager, School Outreach | April 1, 2021
    Understanding figurative language can be confusing and challenging for young readers. 
  • Books in Verse to Celebrate Poetry Month With Your Students

    By Tiffany James, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | April 1, 2021
    While sometimes be a difficult genre for students to get into, exploring poetry can help students engage in a new way.