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New Books: National Poetry Month

Welcome to National University Library's virtual display of new and featured books.

2021 marks the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month, an initiative of the Academy of American poets that "reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters". For daily readings (both visual and in audio!), visit




All of the following physical books are available to NU faculty, staff, and students... and were written by members of the NU community! Just fill out a request form to order free delivery to your home. (Scroll down for ebooks.)

In ways impossible to fold  : poems    Hope tree : how to prune fruit trees   Basic disaster supplies kit : poems     The book of feral Flora   : poems   



All of the following ebooks are available to NU faculty, staff, and students online; just click a cover to access the ebook. (Did it tell you that you'd "timed out"? Just hit refresh.) Find more help here.   

Thrall : Poems  A New Divan : A Lyrical Dialogue between East and West  Paradise Lost   Beneath the Spanish    True, False, None of the Above   Ordinary Hazards   Poetry: a Survivor's Guide   Velroy and the Madischie Mafia : Poems  Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumatua  This Wound Is a World  Words Like Love : Poems   Pascale Petit's Tiger Girl    Killing Poetry : Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities    Waiting for the Light    The Tradition    13th Balloon   How to Wash a Heart : Poems   The Sun and Her Flowers    Building Fires in the Snow : A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry    Lima :: Limón    Poetry and Animals : Blurring the Boundaries with the Human    Digest    Transformations : Poems    Egg Island Almanac  



The Library of Congress has collected recorded poetry readings from numerous well-loved American poets— from Audre Lorde to Robert Frost to N. Scott Momaday— here.