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Celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! The African American Read-In is excited to welcome renowned author and poet Kwame Alexander to Springfield this month. He'll be speaking at the Springfield Art Museum on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. - mark your calendars!

Help your kids celebrate by listening to poetry and creating your own. The Academy of American Poets has lots of great resources on its website to help you. These books from the Library might be inspiring too!

 

How to Write a Poem by Kwame Alexander & Deanna Nikaido.

 

 

 

 

 

Where I Live: Poems About My Home, My Street and My Town by Paul B. Janeczko.

 

 

 

 

Trees: Haiku From Roots to Leaves by Sally M. Walker.

 

 

 

 

 

Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play Among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser & Connie Wanek.

 

 

 

 

Zoobilations! Animal Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian.

 

 

 

 

At the Pond by David Elliott.

 

 

 

 

Questions or need more ideas? Email imagine@thelibrary.org