Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Wildwood Middle and Upper School Library

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. - Poets.org

How can I celebrate?

All April - Bring in or send us a poem (a favorite or original) to add to our poetry wall.

All April - Take a moment to explore the display near Tanya's desk and check out a book from our poetry book display in the library curated by Thomas E., Bella H. and Julian C.

Friday, April 25th at 2PM - Published Poet, Alexis Orgera will be Skyped in to do a reading and talk poetry. Bring your knitting or learn to knit while she reads!

Tuesday, April 29th after school - Join Invisible College in the library for a creative writing and poetry workshop. Bring your creative work to share and get and give feedback.

Trahare by Francesco Wengrod

The trains

The trains are what I miss most

When I leave

When I leave, I feel them all departing

Without me

Without me, stranded, standing at the terminal


Alone and forsaken, by train and by man


Nowhere to go but


Home, but not where the heart is


Heart, in my chest, on the train