Submitted by swalzer on

National Poetry Month is about more than just reading poetry. It's the perfect opportunity to share your favorite poems with others, and create your own poetry as well. This year, April 24th has been designated Poem in Your Pocket Day! We have many anthologies of poetry to inspire you.

You still have time to choose the perfect poem to share with friends, family, colleagues (and librarians).

Through our online catalog, you can search for your favorite poet by name, browse through our poetry collections, listen to poetry, learn how to write your own poetry, and more!

Studying poetry can be intimidating. To help you understand what you're reading, try our database Poetry for Students. Here you'll find poet biographies and critical analysis. It's helpful to have some background information, but don't worry if you feel like you're not "getting it."  The meaning of many poems can be left up to your own interpretation--that's part of the fun!

Find out more about Poem in Your Pocket Day from the Academy of American Poets.