Poetry Ebooks Offer “A Place You Can Go When Human Words Fail”

National Poetry Month 2020 posterApril is National Poetry Month, and you have access to contemporary and classic collections through the Library’s digital book services. Poetry is a form we often think of in times of joy and in times of crisis. Why is that? As U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo articulates, “poetry uses language to create a place you can go when human words fail.” Here is a sampling of works you can check out from home through OverDrive and Libby:

And Still I Rise ebook coverAnd Still I Rise
by Maya Angelou
Cobwebs from a Literary Corner ebook coverCobwebs from a Library Corner
by John Kendrick Bangs
Upstream ebook coverUpstream
by Mary Oliver


Songs of Travel ebook coverSongs of Travel and Other Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
If They Come for Us ebook coverIf They Come for Us
by Fatimah Asghar


Aimless Love ebook coverAimless Love
by Billy Collins
Poems ebook coverPoems
by Emily Dickinson
Seasons of the Soul ebook coverThe Seasons of the Soul
by Herman Hesse