Poetry Month Display

April is National Poetry Month. Since I’m doing a month-long series here on the blog (details coming April 1) I figured I’d be remiss to not also do something in my library.

Instead of highlighting specific books I decided to focus on some of my favorite poems on the signage and then stock the display with poetry collections and verse novels.

Here’s the smaller display:


And here’s the bigger one with the poems:


This sign was definitely the most intricate one I’ve put together as it was a puzzle project to assemble everything. I tried to highlight a variety of poems. Thanks to my constant display-making tool PicMonkey I also was able to keep to a spring theme with the colors. For a giveaway option I’m asking for the title of a person’s favorite poem to win a free book.

Here are some close ups of the poems and sign (I loved the Emily Dickinson one so much that I printed it out and put a copy on my desk). You can click the images for larger versions. The links go to my previous posts about the poems.

This is the sign explaining the display and also “The morns are meeker than they were” by Emily Dickinson:


Here is “Woman Work” by Maya Angelou, “The Mad Yak” by Gregory Corso, “Resume” by Dorothy Parker and “Mad Girl’s Love Song” by Sylvia Plath:


Here is “This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams and “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost:

IMG_2092How are you celebrating National Poetry Month in your library or on your blog? What do you think of this display and the poems I chose? What is your favorite poem?

Let me know in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Poetry Month Display

  1. I’m not a big fan of poetry, but I really like Edgar Allen Poe’s work more than anything else. They’re different and darker and usually convey something meaningful. Thanks for sharing!

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