It is National Poetry Month, once again!


April 2013 promises to be an active month for poets and fans of poetry.

You might be one of the ones who has a shelf lined with poetry books, or not. However, not to worry, if you want to have a print copy of poetry to read at your leisure, I suggest stopping by a local bookstore. Used bookstores often have a compact section of poetry books that may be a bargain price.

I lucked out by finding an amazing little anthology of Earth-Shattering Poems edited by Liz Rosenberg. Poets range from ancient times to the 20th century and many places. The scanned cover image here lists the names of varied poets found in this book that I purchased for a couple of dollars. Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Rumi are only three of the several poets included in this book.

Although the editor was selecting poetry with a young audience in mind, these poems will resonate with all ages. It is filled with lines on life and death, day and night, words that reach out to older individuals as well as youth.

This book was one of a small collection on the reduced price tables–$2.00 a book. This Booksmarts store has many other books on sale, some poetry, some not. It is worth a browse or two.

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If you are looking for a poetry book, check out your local stores–you might be surprised at how many Spring Reads of poetry you will find!

Happy National Poetry Month!

Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!