Tag Archives: poetry

This Valentine’s Day, Use Your Words!

What truly says “I love you” to your Valentine? A fancy dinner out? Good luck getting a table, or avoiding romantic indigestion as you navigate the desperate crush of other romance seekers. A box of chocolates? Hardly original, and not exactly helpful with our … Continue reading

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month through poetry

National Native American Heritage Month, observed in November, honors the histories, cultures, and contributions – historical and ongoing – of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Here are a few suggestions of poets to read in celebration, both this month and … Continue reading

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Quick Reads That Make My Queer Heart Skip A Beat

Introducing Teddy by Jess Walton. I don’t even know where to begin with this sweet and tender children’s book without spoiling it. Jess Walton knocks it out of the park with this one: it’s a children’s book that has a … Continue reading

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The Wondrous World of the Central Library

Emily Winfield Martin is the writer of the blog The Black Apple that I have been following for eons it seems. She has also written a few children’s books that are beautiful, delightful, and available from the library; one being … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Collection of Poetry

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category. Our guest blogger today is Rebecca Hoogs, Associate Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures. Rebecca curates … Continue reading

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The Language of Water: Poetry on Buses

By Library Staff Do you have a thirst for verse? Well, there’s a way to quench it! The Poetry on Buses Public Art Program, a partnership between 4Culture and Metro Transit, invites poets of all inclinations to submit a poem … Continue reading

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FIRST FOLIO! From You Have I Been Absent in the Spring: Of Shakespeare and the Sonnet

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow (Sonnet 2) Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface (Sonnet 6) Not marble nor the gilded monuments (Sonnet 55) Full many a glorious morning have I seen (Sonnet 33) One glorious morning before … Continue reading

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