Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Poetry Day

Poetry Day Mini Display
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
March 21st is the World Poetry Day. Proclaimed as such in 1999 by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), it is the perfect opportunity to examine poets and their craft in the classroom or outside it.

According to UNESCO,
"Poetry contributes to creative diversity, by questioning anew our use of words and things, our modes of perception and understanding of the world. Through its associations, its metaphors and its own grammar, poetic language is thus conceivably another facet of the dialogue among cultures."

In addition to this little display in the lobby, we have a sizable poetry collection. Feel free to search our catalog or lose yourself into poetry upstairs among the shelves.

P.S. Don't forget - April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. and Canada!

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