April is National Poetry Month
Take a step away from your typical routine of popular fiction and nonfiction to explore poetry! Since April is National Poetry Month, we compiled a list filled with intriguing stories by an array of poets. With a variety of poetry to choose from, new readers of this genre will be able to explore endless options as they dive into the writing style for the first time. From simple children’s stories to complex works, our readers will be able to truly become a part of National Poetry Month! View the entire list here.
One of our favorite horror novelists takes a step away from his usual fiction-writing style with this poem – The Dark Man. When King was in college, he wrote The Dark Man after encountering a faceless man in jeans and cowboy boots. This character would later become one of the most well-known King villains – Randall Flagg. However, prior to Flagg’s existence, King set out to answer various questions about this shadowed man in his peom. Now, 40 years after King wrote The Dark Man, a new edition is coming out with 70 full-page illustrations. Learn more and order here.
For a quirky take on fairy tale poems, take a look at Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems. Popular fairy tales, such as The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina, are featured in a unique way due to Marilyn Singer’s composition. By reading these poems from the bottom-up, readers will experience their favorite, classic stories in a new way! Learn more and order here.
Society’s hot button issues are explored in a playful poetry layout in this Garrison Keillor title. Keillor examines the silly-side of love, religion, politics, modernity, and more with O, What a Luxury. At the end of the book, you will be chuckling to yourself and asking, “Is this really what it means to be human?” Learn more and order here.
Amy Ludwig Vanderwater takes her readers on a journey through the forest by describing the various sounds in this rich environment. By developing poetry around animal and plant sounds, the reader will be able to immerse themselves into the unique world of the forest and embrace a new natural surrounding through Vanderwater’s descriptive poetry. Learn more and order here.