PoetryMonth Photo3Join the IRC in celebrating poetry this month by visiting our poetry display and check out the selected books. Here are some other ideas from the Academy of American Poets:

CELEBRATE POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY – Select a poem you love, carry it with you and share it with co-workers, family and friends.

READ A BOOK OF POETRY –  Choose a book from the IRC display or look in the library catalog for your favorite poet’s book.

PUT POETRY IN AN UNEXPECTED PLACE –  Get creative! Write or copy a poem and put it somewhere for someone to find, maybe on a sidewalk?

ENJOY POETRY WITH OTHERS – Attend a poetry reading or read a poem at an open mic. Organize a poetry reading at the library, a coffee shop, bookstore, art gallery, or performance space. Visit the place associated with a favorite poet. It’s a memorable way to pay homage to their life and work.

START A POETRY NOTEBOOK ONLINE – Poets.org allows users to build their own portable online commonplace book.