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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, a time we celebrate the art of poetry as well as the many poets who continue to inspire us with their work. This year marks the 25th anniversary of this annual celebration and there are many ways you can recognize and honor the cultural influence these literature writers have. We’ve decided to round up a few of our poetry-related book options that we recommend checking out in honor of National Poetry Month!

You, Too, Could Write a Poem by David Orr

New York poetry columnist David Orr compiled some of his best reviews and poetry essays from the past 15 years in this collection of works. Orr writes about what makes a poem great and evaluates the writing of many poets and celebrities. His humorous and insightful look into the poetry world will leave readers with a better understanding of what it means to write poetry. 

Darling, I Love You: Poems from the Hearts of Our Glorious Mutts and All Our Animal Friends by Daniel Landinsky

Internationally acclaimed poet, Daniel Landinsky, and MUTTS comic strip creator and artist teamed up in this collection of poems about life with pets. Pet owners and animal lovers alike will all appreciate the thoughtful and touching poems that remind us all how important our animals are in our lives. 

Thoreau’s Wildflowers by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was perhaps one of the most influential writers, poets, and philosophers of the 19th century. Many of his essays and poems deal with the natural world and Thoreau often wrote about the beauty of nature he surrounded himself with. In this book, artist Barry Moser illustrates 200 wildflowers based on some of Thoreau’s vivid writings about flowering plants. 

All We Saw: Poems by Anne Michaels

Poet Anne Micheals’ collection of works explores the timeless questions of love and what it means to lose those we love. As an international best-seller and award-winning poet, Anne Micheals’ stunning writing and beautifully woven words will make this collection difficult for all poetry lovers to put down.  
Poetry has been around for centuries and is an expressive art form that has the power to inspire, bring readers to tears, make them laugh, and influence our culture. No matter how you decide to celebrate National Poetry Month, we hope that you’ll take some time to appreciate poetry and talented poets. All of the mentioned poetry collections are available on our website for purchase and would make a great addition to a featured poetry section in your shop this month. Visit our website to view these titles as well as all of the other many literature and poetry books we offer!

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