NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

READ, WRITE, AND LISTEN TO POETRY - APRIL 2015

ARE YOU A POET, AND DON'T KNOW IT? CELEBRATE POETRY WITH YOUR LIBRARY DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL!

COME TO YOUR LIBRARY TO CHOOSE A BOOK OF PROSE, POETRY, OR VERSE FROM THE POETRY DISPLAY! HERE ARE SOME TITLES THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ:

How to Read a Poem: and fall in love with poetry - by Edward Hirsch
Bum Rush the Page: a Def poetry jam - edited by Tony Medina & Louis Rivera
Emily Dickinson - by Emily Dickinson
Jump Ball: a basketball season in poems - by Mel Glenn
Bronx Masquerade - by Nikki Grimes
Love That Dog - by Sharon Creech
Crank - by Ellen Hopkins
What my Girlfriend Doesn't Know - by Sonya Sones

IN HONOR OF ARBOR DAY ON APRIL 24TH, WRITE A POEM ABOUT TREES, AND POST IT ON THE LIBRARY "POET TREE". ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE AND BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A FREE BOOK.

ON APRIL 24TH AND 25TH, JOIN OTHER POETS AT THE POETRY SLAM TO RECITE YOUR POEM OR JUST GO LISTEN TO OTHER POETRY PERFORMED BY YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.


SOME FAMOUS THOUGHTS ON POETRY......


When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy


Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe


Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

Plutarch


If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.

Jim Morrison


Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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RANCHO BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM IS A SCHOOL WIDE EVENT THAT WILL BE HELD IN THE GYM--COME JOIN US ON APRIL 24TH AND 25TH TO HEAR THE POETRY OF RBV.

TO SUBMIT A POEM, VERSE, OR DRAWING TO BE PUBLISHED IN ARTISTIC RHAPSODY, OR TO PERFORM YOUR POETRY, CONTACT MR. BERGER (ENGLISH DEPARTMENT) IN ROOM 111. RECITATION OF POETRY IS "OPEN MIC", AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO PERFORM ONCE THEY SUBMIT THEIR WORK FOR APPROVAL BY MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015.

PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7 P.M., AND ADMISSION IS FREE. COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR TWO TO CELEBRATE POETRY MONTH!

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