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Virtual Book Display: National Poetry Month: Gumberg Library

National Poetry Month

magnetic poetry tiles that read Celebrate April as National Poetry Month with these great digital selections.

Featured Books




Digital Poetry Books

Local Poetry

Pittsburgh Poetry Collective

About the Collective's mission: "The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective makes and holds space for self-expression, identity exploration, & social justice via spoken word communities, poetry slam, writing & performance workshops, and poet showcases.  We welcome any opportunity for lyrical mayhem and believe that poetry heals, speaks, connects, and shares our experiences and differences."

Find out more about the collective HERE.

Pittsburgh Poetry Review

About the Pittsburgh Poetry Review: "PPR has transitioned to an online format, and is paying contributors $25 per poem. We continue to encourage those traditionally underrepresented in literary journals."

Read the latest issue HERE.

Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019.

For more information about Joy Harjo check out our LibGuide: Joy Harjo: Poet Laureate of the United States

Poems and other works by Joy Harjo

Write Your Own Poems

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Interested in writing poetry but don't know where to start? Try your hand with these online magnetic poetry kits.