In recognition of National Poetry Month, Edwardsville Public Library staff has chosen some of their favorite poems to share with you. You can listen to them in the accompanying Spotify playlist, or request a copy to read from the library catalog.
Expand our poetry universe by sharing your favorite poems with us in the comments below!
"Boomerang Valentine" by Andrea Gibson, from Lord of the ButterfliesRequest: Lord of the Butterflies
"Twistable, Turnable Man" by Shel Silverstein, from A Light in the AtticRequest: A Light in the Attic
"The Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, from Through the Looking GlassRequest: Through the Looking Glass
"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
"Shall I compare thee to a summers day" by William Shakespeare,
available in Americans' favorite poems : the Favorite Poem Project anthology
"Song of the Front Yard" by Gwendolyn Brooks, from Selected PoemsRequest: Selected Poems
"Hope is The Thing With Feathers" by Emily Dickinson, found in Emily Dickenson : Poetry for young peopleRequest: Emily Dickinson : Poetry for young people
"Sick" by Shel Silverstein, from Where the Sidewalk EndsRequest: Where the Sidewalk Ends
"O.C.D." by Neil Hilborn, from Our Numbered DaysRequest: Our Numbered Days
"Fat Joke" by Rachel Wiley, from Nothing is OkayRequest: Nothing is Okay
About the Author
Amanda has been working at EPL for most of her adult life and is currently the Circulation Manager. In her free time she enjoys reading, knitting, and cuddling her cats. She’s basically a walking stereotype.