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Poetry

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Celebrate the Days – October

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH — SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE! I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULD BE CAKE EVERY DAY, BUT I’M NOT SAYING THERE […]
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Urban Fiction Experience – Saturday, Sept. 25 – Main Library!

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Experience urban fiction at its finest with New York Times Best-Selling Author Nikki Turner, Richmond Poet Laureate Roscoe Burnems, and other notable urban fiction authors. This free program features author […]
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Poetry Has Gone to the Dogs

Posted about 6 months ago by Meg Raymond
April is both National Poetry Month AND National Pet Month.  What better way to celebrate than with poetry about dogs, for dogs, and by dogs.  Check out the Academy of American Poets and The Poetry Foundation […]
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Posted about 7 months ago by Alexandra Zukas
Hello, readers! Not only is this week National Library Week (and coincidentally, RPL’s reopening week), but it’s also currently National Poetry Month! I’ll admit that I haven’t always found poetry […]
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COVID Haiku Too

Posted about 1 year ago by Laura Price
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Embraces with words, Smiles behind our masks— “Yes, we’re open now!” Their visits were brief. Patrons here with us, sharing Their long alone times. Only a few days– Laughter, questions, […]
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COVID Haiku

Posted about 1 year ago by Laura Price
Posted in Poetry, Writing
Gentle, dappled light,Through semi-shaded windows,Waiting for someone. Eyes above the masks,Fearful yet still hopeful–Can I be of help? Masks cannot obscureSmiles and grins and gladness.We are glad you’re here! Someone […]
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Engaging with authors

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
I admit it, I am the sort of person who shares YouTube videos of favorite authors talking and reading at university lecterns, or hanging out in nice chairs on stages […]
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A Poem for the Dreamers

Posted about 4 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Who doesn’t love Jason Reynolds, right?!  So when I saw his newest book, For Every One, I knew I had to pick it up. Full disclosure, poetry isn’t typically my […]
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Poetry to survive the “Cruelest Month”

Posted about 4 years ago by Natalie Draper
April, it turns out, is not just the cruelest month (as an allergy sufferer, this speaks to me), but also National Poetry Month, and financial capability month. I couldn’t find much […]
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