April is National Poetry Month and offers an:
"annual observance to pay tribute to the great legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets and the vital place of poetry in American culture" (Chase's Calendar of Events, 2006).Pioneer Library System is celebrating Poetry Month with the inaugural PLS Presents podcast with Oklahoma Poet, Jennifer Kidney.
Poetry has always been, and continues to be, popular with our library customers. The library offers many compilations of poetry, information on how to write poetry and biographies and criticisms of poets. All of these subjects can be found in the Children's, Teen and Adult collections. Some of the poets mentioned in the podcast are: Oklahoma Poet Laureate N. Scott Momaday, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Shel Silverstein, William Shakespeare and Rumi.
Most poetry is located in the 811's, but if you are not finding your favorite poet ask one of the friendly hometown librarians to help you find it. Please listen to the podcast "PLS Presents a Focus on Poetry" and subscribe to the Pioneer web site RSS feed to keep up with new podcasts.
"Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of somple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human nature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future of life." ~ William E. ChanningClick here to listen to the first PLS Presents... podcast in mp3 format.