Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CSU Libraries’ Suggested Poetry to Read for National Poetry Month


Since President Bill Clinton’s issued proclamation in 1996, April is annually celebrated as National Poetry Month. Each year, the Academy of American Poets and others around the country and global celebrate, encourage and increase awareness and appreciation of poetry.

The poetry celebration is one of the most awaited celebrations for literati, poets and bibliophiles. The Found Poetry Review invites and encourages poets to participate in their annual National Poetry Month project, PoMoSco. The project is an opportunity for poets, of any experience level or publication history, to earn more than 30 merit badges and all poetry, for PoMoSco, will be posted on a centralized site to encourage others to particularly focus their attention to poetry.

CSU libraries encourage students and patrons to participate and read various selections of poetry. For this year’s poetry month, CSU libraries suggests poets, writers, and all patrons to review and read as much poetry as possible to help spread the awareness and increase the appreciation for poetry.
**List not in any order of significance

Poetry and Other Selections 
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
The Elephant by Hilare Belloc
Hope is the Thing with Feathers
by Emily Dickinson
Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes
If by Rudyard Kipling
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
I Carry Your Heart with Me by E.E. Cummings
Why I am Not a Painter by Frank O’Hara
The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
The Selected Poetry of Sylvia Plath
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski
The Langston Hughes Reader by Langston Hughes
A Dream within a Dream by Edgar A. Poe
The Poor Ghost by Christina Rossetti
The Second Coming by William B. Yeats
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
The Vanity of Human Wishes by Samuel Johnson 
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge
On Being Brought from Africa to America Phyllis Wheatley
Ulysses and In Memoriam by Lord Tennyson
Before the Birth of One of Her Children and Contemplations by Anne Bradstreet
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
To Autumn by John Keats
The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

Outside of The Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco, there are other literary projects, festivals, poetry slams and events hosted in the state of Georgia and in the city of Columbus. For more information, review the below list or browse The Southern Literary Trail: 2015 Georgia Events, supported by the Georgia Humanities Council, and The Georgia Poetry Society.

THE MARGUERITE AND LAMAR SMITH FELLOWSHIP FOR WRITERS
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Carson McCullers Center Fellowship Program- English Department
Columbus State University

AN AFTERNOON WITH POET NOAH BLAUSTEIN
Tuesday, April 13, 2015
The Carson McCullers Center of Columbus, Georgia

EUDORA WELTY: A LIFE IN LETTERS
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Balzar Theater at Herren's, Atlanta

AN EVENING OF MASTERFUL STORYTELLING: ERSKINE CALDWELL, THE SHORT STORY WRITER
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Moreland, Georgia

A READING WITH POET ACE BOGGESS
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Carson McCullers Center of Columbus, Georgia

ACTRESS BRENDA BYNUM PERFORMS "JORDAN IS SO CHILLY: AN ENCOUNTER WITH LILLIAN SMITH,"
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Brenda Bynum Dillard, Georgia

A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY GRAMMY NOMINEE TED OLSON AT THE BYRON HERBERT REECE FARM
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Blairsville, Georgia

BOURBON, LITERATURE AND SOUTHERN CHARM: SOUTHERN LITFEST 2015
Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2015
Newnan, Georgia

As the semester comes to an end, CSU libraries encourage all, particularly students, to partake in some of the literary events around campus, the city and the state. For more information, browse CSU libraries official page and CSU Gil-Find Catalog to locate items and visit The Georgia Poetry Society.


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