Tag Archives: poetry

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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Begin the Poem

~posted by Library Staff Let’s get down to business, the business of beginning to enter the poem. It will cost you, you know, time and more time that you can imagine.  But, if you allow yourself the journey, if you … Continue reading

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The Possibility of Poetry

By Library Staff Sometime, during this season of growth, why not follow that bud of thought and branch out, bloom into the possibility of poetry. Poetry is as wide-mouthed as a nest of hungry birds. Where to begin but with … Continue reading

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Fernando Pessoa

by Alex L. November 30th marks anniversary of Fernando Pessoa’s death in 1935. Pessoa is arguably the most popular Portuguese poet to date, and inarguably the poet with the most heteronyms ever. Even looking up the word heteronym on Wikipedia … Continue reading

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On Veteran’s Day

This is the year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. There is a beautiful and moving installation of poppies at the Tower of London, especially to honor the British and colonial deaths in that war.

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