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Check out this cool new page from the Academy of American Poets: 30 Ways to Celebrate Poetry! Here you can browse 30 suggestions for celebrating poetry and making it a part of your daily life. When you click on the title of a method of celebration, you will open up a separate page with more detailed information and hyperlinks to resources that will enrich your life as a reader!
Here is a sampling of what you will find:
|Read a Book of Poetry|
|Poet and businessman Wallace Stevens said that poetry is “a response to the daily necessity of getting the world right.” This April, let the National Poetry Almanac help you to make poetry one of your own daily necessities.The best point of entry to the world of poetry is, of course, the poem. Dive right into a book of poems–anthologies can be great starting points for browsing and sampling diverse styles and time periods. Other people may find a slim single volume written by just one author more welcoming.
Do you remember a poem you liked in school or when you were a child? Seek out poems by the same author. See a poem on your daily commute that got you thinking? First, thank Poetry in Motion, a program of the Poetry Society of America, then track down its source and give the whole book a try.
Don’t feel obligated to read the entire book straight through, or to read particularly fast: a line or image from a poem will come back to you when you least expect it.
Don’t know where to begin? Start browsing through our Find a Poet and Find a Poem sections and see what strikes you. Check out our Poems for Every Occasion section for mini-anthologies of poems grouped thematically. Listen to recordings of poets people reading their own work in the Poetry Audio Archive. Start looking and we’re sure you’ll find a poem that speaks to you
Originally uploaded by theunquietlibrarian
Here is a cool mosaic I made using fd’s Flickr Toys at http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ . I chose the mosaic option and pulled photos relating to National Poetry Month 2008.
I am proud to say one of our photos, The Unquiet Library, is a member of the “Poem In Your Pocket” photo pool!
While we are the first to tout the virtues of our EBSCOhost databases we are so grateful to receive through GALILEO, we agree the search interface has been on the side of plain vanilla.
Get ready for a change!
While I received an email notice about this nearly a month ago, this afternoon is the first time I’ve taken the opportunity to watch this wonderful sneak preview of the new and improved EBSCOhost 2.0 interface! Be sure to take some time to view this Flash video that will give you a guided tour of the new EBSCOhost 2.0!
As you know, we are fortunate to have access to many of the high quality EBSCOhost databases through GALILEO, but now these databases will have several new features that make the databases even more searchable while offering patrons more options for personalizing content delivery. The new look and features make the database look like an information portal in the vein of Pageflakes!
I think the new changes are definitely going to make these databases more user-friendly and more appealing to our users! The new interface should be available to most us in July 2008, so it will be here in time for our next academic year. I am truly excited about this new “facelift” for our EBSCOhost databases!