Thursday, April 14, 2016

This week's poetry contest!

We have a riddle for you:

What do you get when you mix an old newspaper with a sharpie and a bit of inspiration?



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Redacted Poetry, of course!

Our weekly poetry contest is in this homespun art form which is more a challenge of wit than mastery of iambic pentameter. Redacted Poetry is recycled, minimalist art at it's best! The objective is to create a poem from a newspaper article and black out the unecessary text. By eliminating many ofthe original author's words, the new poet creates a piece of art to tell her own story.

Some entries so far:

We will be accepting entries until Thursday, April 14, so it's time to see beyond the lines of that New York Times articles and show peers your inner Whitman! All supplies available at the circulation desk of your favorite library. Winner and prize will be announced at Friday's morning meeting!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

It's National Poetry Month!

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April is National Poetry month and here in the library we are planning some activities and contests for you! To kick off the month long event, we are having a book spine poetry contest. What is book spine poetry, you ask? It is a kind of poetry that involves grabbing some interesting book titles and arranging them in a stack to be read vertically. We have some great entries, but are still looking for more brave souls to tweet their work to us at #govspoetry2016. Winners will be announced on Friday and will have the opportunity to choose a book or book related item from our gift treasury. We are also handing out candy to those of you who refer a friend to participate!

Here's a peek at a few entries so far:




Mackenzie & Maeve


And don't let the cerative inspiration stop at our circulation desk!
Tweet your work on a national level at

Next week's poetry contest will be announced at Friday's morning meeting - Stay Tuned!

Literally Yours,
The Pesky Librarians