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National Poetry Month

April 1, 2020

April is National Poetry Month! Here are some collections you can check out to celebrate.

For me, poetry has everything I need right now. It is quick to read and full of both struggle and endless hope. Good poetry reaches across the void and pulls you in. It tells you that "yes, things are tough right now, but you're going to get through this." Poetry never sugarcoats it; it's an honest exploration of how to deal with this thing called life. And during these uncertain times, I need that. So happy poetry month! May the works below offer you comfort, joy, commiseration, and escape.


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Emily is a Teen Associate at NPL. When she's not planning programs or hanging out in the teen room at her branch, Emily spends her days reading, writing, gardening, trying new recipes, and playing board games. She loves most books and all dogs.


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