In honor of National Poetry Month, here are a few of our favorite poetry books from the last few years. Get a taste of each book by reading some sample poems from each:
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
Today is the feast of St. Augustine, who died on this date, 430AD
Poem of the Day:
Rita Dove [ Tweet this ]
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Here is a poem of hers that appears in the delightful collection:
Paperback: Breakaway Books, 2005.
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Read Pulitzer-prize winning poet,
Rita Dove’s poem “Rosa”
[ This page also has a recording
of Dove reading the poem ]
On the Bus with
Rosa Parks: Poems
by Rita Dove.
Paperback: Norton, 2000.
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Video of Rita Dove discussing this book with Charlie Rose
(She reads the poem and talks about it starting at 3:22):