April has indeed been cruel–
Nary a blossom, not a dang bloom.
We’ve ratcheted between spring and winter
Like a merry-go-round with a stutter.
But April is also national poetry month!
A time to remember language has worth;
It bears meaning and can strive for Truth
No matter what twitter tells you.
And though verse may seem too hard and tragic
Remember that the world does match it.
The key to meaning in both’s to see
There are plenty of people with the same feeling.
If finding them remains a pain in the neck
The UGL has always got your back.
Here’s just a few of our recent poetry titles! Click on the titles to find them in the Catalog!
Nancy Takacs’ The Worrier:
Erica Lewis’ Mary Wants to be a Superwoman
Kevin Coval’s A People’s History of Chicago (with a forward by Chance the Rapper):
Rita Mae Reese’s The Book of Hulga
And if you still just don’t know what the big deal is with poetry, here’s T.S. Eliot’s On Poetry and Poets to break it down