2010 National Poetry Month

King Library will have a display up in the foyer of the first floor in honor of National Poetry Month for the month of April. This year's theme for the display is performance poetry and other kinds of poems that are read aloud (partially inspired by the 2009 Summer Reading pick Taylor Mali).

If you've never seen any poetry performances, here are some YouTube videos to inspire you!

If you're interested in reading about performance poetry, here are a couple of titles to get you started:

Eleveld, Mark. The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip-Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation. King Library, Ground Floor, IMC | PS615 .S65 2003.

Foley, John Miles. How to Read an Oral Poem. King Library (2nd floor) PN1341 .F65 2002.

Glazner, Gary Mex. Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry. King Library (2nd floor) PS615 .P629 2000.

Olson, Alix. Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. King Library (2nd floor) PS589 .W77 2007.

Wheeler, Lesley. Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present. King Library (2nd floor) PN4151 .W47 2008.

Finally if you're interested in reading some poetry, here's some suggested poetry books.

National Poetry Month