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April 13, 2017

National Poetry Month 2017

This week, April 9-15, is National Library Week!  This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and is observed by libraries across the United States.  The entire month of April is also known as National Poetry Month, which was started by the Academy of American Poets.

The NC Literary Map maintains a specific genre just for North Carolina Poetry, which includes well over one hundred titles.  Our oldest-known work is "The Head of Medusa", published in 1827 by Robert Potter.  Robert Morgan holds the most recent spot with "Dark Energy", published in 2015.  In between are dozens upon dozens of fascinating poems such as "Possum", published in 2004, and "The New Day", published in 1964, by current and former NC Poet Laureates, Shelby Stephenson and Samuel Ragan, respectively.

Interested in learning more?  Then please check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Be sure to thank and recognize your local librarians and libraries!  Enjoy your reading!  Happy Library Week and National Poetry Month!

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