It’s National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! And whether you love poetry or are looking to try something new, we hope you’ll find a new favorite poem (or two!) in these lists of new titles for all ages, curated by your Oak Park librarians.

Poetry books for all ages

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Upcoming events

More Than a Mic: Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 19, 4:30-6 pm, Main Library. Student artists, showcase your work through various forms of creative expression at this monthly open mic night. Singers, dancers, poets, rappers, and other creatives are invited to bring their best once a month, where they will receive support from peers. For grades 6-12. Register now »

Adjacent: Chicago's Place in the Poetic Landscape
Thursday, April 27, 6:30-8 pm, Main Library. Celebrate Poetry Month with a discussion about Oak Park and the poetic arts. Faisal Mohyuddin, Patricia McMillen, and Al DeGenova will each read some poems before joining anthology editor Donald G. Evans in the discussion. Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry features a large variety of artists from throughout the Chicago area. Register now »