April is National Poetry Month and here at FCPL we’re celebrating with our 16th Annual Poetry Contest. Submit your poem online and enter to win a Target gift card. All entrants may choose to read their poem at the Awards Ceremony at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, May 30th from 2-4 p.m.
Want to read a few poems for inspiration before you get writing? The Literary Reference Center, yet another database available from the Library’s website, can give you access to a few. Browse nearly 160 full-text poems available online. There’s one for every mood: creepy classics like Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess; Shakespeare’s sonnets for the amorous; or metaphysical dreamscapes like Kubla Khan for the meditative.
The database also includes literary criticism-- great for students working on critical essays or anyone wanting to read up on a work’s meaning. Get information on more modern literature as well, including works like Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and our Big Read pick The Maltese Falcon.
As always, FCPL staff is here if you need us! Call, email or send us a text if you have questions.
FCPL databases provide cardholders with a vast amount of accurate, free online information. This blog post is a part of a weekly series highlighting FCPL databases and is tagged with the blog tag “Resource of the Week.”