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On Display: National Poetry Month

“Poetry survives because it haunts and it haunts because it is simultaneously utterly clear and deeply mysterious; because it cannot be entirely accounted for, it cannot be exhausted.”
― Louise Glück

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives and as an essential part of our shared human experience.

Join the Bentley Library in celebrating National Poetry Month by browsing the print titles in the library lobby or check out ebooks and audiobooks in our online OverDrive/Libby collection. You can also view a list of the books in our catalog.