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  • Intimate Abstraction: New York School Coterie and Hybrid Form

    By Frances Lazare, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | June 29, 2022
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    Short-Term Fellow Frances Lazare discusses her research in the Berg Collection.
  • Kenneth Koch's War

    By Emily Setina and Susannah Hollister, NYPL Short-Term Fellows | June 10, 2022
    Short-term fellows Emily Setina and Susannah Hollister discuss their work on a biography in progress of U.S. poet Kenneth Koch.
  • Celebrate Spring With These Poetry Collections for Children

    By Ruth Guerrier-Pierre, Children's Librarian | April 8, 2022
    From the smallest insect to the mightiest thunderstorm, these poems will have children marveling at the world around them.  
  • World Literature Festival: Recommended Poetry Books

    By Leanna Frankland, Adult Librarian | April 4, 2022
    Check out these titles from "Poetry Across Languages" panelists Fady Joudah, Tomás Q. Morín, and Niina Pollari.
  • Finding Literary Inspiration on "Library Way"

    By Lauren Lampasone, Adult Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) | April 1, 2022
    Walk along 41st Street—"Library Way"— and read inspirational quotes about reading, writing, and literature.
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with Our Favorite Poetry Books of 2021

    By NYPL Staff | March 31, 2022
    Check out these top 10 poetry titles from the last year, selected by our expert librarians.
  • Poetry Postcards for Spring

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | March 31, 2022
    Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with poems that capture the feeling of spring. 
  • High School Classroom Connections for Poetry Instruction

    By Amber Certain, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | March 31, 2022
    Recently published poetry and novels in verse for high school educators to share with students, as well as other resources and activities.
  • Schomburg Center Materials to Explore During National Poetry Month

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | March 28, 2022
    Materials include Maya Angelou's papers, recordings of Piri Thomas, and poetry-related conversations available on YouTube.
  • It's Poetry Month: Here Are NYPL's Best Poetry Books of 2020

    By NYPL Staff | April 1, 2021
    Many topics are explored within the pages of our staff's favorite poetry books.