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About National Poetry Month

Poster design: Chip Kidd

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

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Poetry in the USCB Libraries

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The 100 Best African American Poems - Nikki Giovanni
Call Number: On Display - Beaufort North library
ISBN: 1402221118

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The Ramayana : and The Mahabharata - Valmiki
Call Number: PK3653.A2 D8 1910

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The Whole Motion - James Dickey
Call Number: PS3554 .I32 A17 1992
ISBN: 0819522023
Read it now! Ebook available to USCB students and faculty.

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Heavenly Bodies - Cynthia Huntington
Call Number: Ebook - read it now online!
ISBN: 9780809330638


Daily poetry excerpt:

"Is it true that you have no fear?

Take off your shoes then,

let your eyes go bare,

swim in their darkness as in a river


do not disguise

yourself in armour."


Margaret Atwood, "Cyclops," from Margaret Atwood: Selected Poems, 1965-1975.

Spotlight on: South Carolina Poets

  • The South Carolina Review
    Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and letters, with full publications available at the SCR website.
  • Marjory Wentworth
    South Carolina's poet laureate; includes excerpts from her writings and a calendar of upcoming readings and events.

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