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An Ode to Poetry

An Ode to Poetry

Last week, we looked briefly at a little of what the library had to offer for the aspiring poet or poetry scholar. This week, let’s look at these sources in a little more depth. You might be approaching poetry in a lot of different ways. Maybe you just like poetry, and want to read some casually. Maybe you’re a student who needs to find poetry of a certain type, author, or genre to study. Maybe you need to find criticism about a specific poet or poem. Or maybe you want to write poetry of your own. The library can help with all these needs. First, how to find poetry. Chances are, if you’ve taken a poetry class, you’ve used an … Continued
Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading

Do you like poetry? IU East has a great upcoming opportunity for you. Bianca Lynne Spriggs, an award-winning poet (2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, several Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize) will be coming to campus to read her work on Tuesday, March 24th. The event will be in the Whitewater Hall art gallery from 7-8 p.m., and is open to the public if you want to bring friends or family. She will also lead a workshop for students earlier in the day, from 2-3 p.m. in Whitewater Hall 202. Spriggs is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, and was named as … Continued
Sing, O Muse

Sing, O Muse

April is National Poetry Month.  Launched in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, it pays tribute to the ways poetry enriches American culture, both past and present.  Their website has a number of poetry-related readings and activities, including a Poem-A-Day program you can receive through email.  You can also follow Natasha Trethewey, our current Poet Laureate, at the Library of Congress.  But our library is well stocked with resources for poetry and poetry criticism, as well.  Among are databases are Litfinder, which includes over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, among numerous other short stories, speeches, and plays; 20th Century American Poetry, which includes over 50,000 poems from authors like Adrienne Rich, Langston Hughes, Ezra Pound, Denise Levertov, … Continued