eLibrary Spotlight: April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate National Poetry Month Without Leaving Home!

April is National Poetry Month! And it's a great opportunity to get to know some new poets, revisit old favorites, and see what's new. We can help you do that—and you don't even have to step outside!

Gale Literature

If you're looking for background information about your favorite poet or want to read critical articles about your favorite work, look no further than Gale Literature. You can search across both resources, or choose the one you want below.

  • Gale Literature Resource Center
    Offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 published writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.
  • Gale Literature: Something About the Author
    Offers author biographies of classic, contemporary, and emerging novelists and illustrators of children’s and young adult works.


If you've used Novelist, you probably think of it as a place to find information on fiction. It's so much more! Find thousands of poetry collections and read-alikes under Genre: Poetry.

Poetry eBooks & eAudio at OverDrive

Find the newest and best poetry collections at OverDrive.

While you're at OverDrive, check out one of these eMagazines!

Poetry at hoopla

hoopla Digital has even more poetry! Everything at hoopla is always available—no holds, no wait.

Want more? 

Looking for a particular poem or poet? The Poetry Foundation and the Academy of American Poets offer full-text poems, plus biographical information about poets, and critical articles.  

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