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April is National Poetry Month

At Richland Library, you can listen to great poets and poems. 

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. -National Academy of Poets

Here is just a sample of what we have to offer in our Film and Sound Department.

Join us for our open mic poetry event with Eboniramm in celebration of National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 19, from 3-4:30 pm in our Film and Sound Department at Main Library.

Signup for open mic begins at 2:30.


Amazon Says: These new poems are powerful, distinctive and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering. From the Hardcover edition. more...
Amazon Says: These new poems are powerful, distinctive and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering. From the Hardcover edition. less...
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Amazon Says: For generations, J.R.R. Tolkien's words have brought to thrilling life a world of hobbits, magic, and historic myth, woken from its foggy slumber within our minds. Here, he te more...
Amazon Says: For generations, J.R.R. Tolkien's words have brought to thrilling life a world of hobbits, magic, and historic myth, woken from its foggy slumber within our minds. Here, he tells the tales is his own voice.Of historic note, these selections from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are based on a tape recording Tolkien made in 1952, which inspired him to continue his own quest to see his vision in print. Also included is a never-published poem, "The Mirror of Galadriel," originally intended for inclusion in the trilogy, yet edited out. And, finally, Tolkien's son, Christopher, reads selections from his father's The Silmarillion, the epic foundation upon which rests the whole of his work. less...
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Amazon Says: This lively, spirit-lifting musical celebrates the sheer joy - and survival - of black music, song and poetry since the days of America's Civil War. Stars Tony-® - winners Cl more...
Amazon Says: This lively, spirit-lifting musical celebrates the sheer joy - and survival - of black music, song and poetry since the days of America's Civil War. Stars Tony-® - winners Cleavant Derricks (Dreamgirls) and the late Lynne Thigpen (An American Daughter, The District). less...
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Amazon Says: What I Want My Words To Do To You offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes more...
Amazon Says: What I Want My Words To Do To You offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women delve into their pasts and explore the nature of their crimes and the extent of their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women's writing by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei. What I Want My Words To Do To You documents both the wrenching personal journeys undertaken by the inmates to find the words that tell their own stories, and the power of those words to move the outside world. less...
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  • Poets.org
    "The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poet, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events."
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