Monday, April 13, 2015

April is Poetry Month: New Verse Novels and Don't forget the Haiku Contest

April is National Poetry Month!  We have several new poetry books in, as well as some new novels in verse.  Novels in verse are usually quick reads, but can really impact you with their strong emotional content.  I did not think I would like them, but once I read one I became a fan.  Also, don't forget our Haiku Contest - you have until April 30th to get those entries in and win Wegmans giftcards! 

Here's a few new books to check out:

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A tongue in cheek guide to life with poems.  For example, a few headings "If you are madly in love and others say you should be more cautious" or "If things turn out really sour and you need some sound advice" or "if you are on the receiving end of snobbery". 

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Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from "The New Yorker" to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is "right now"--full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page.

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A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights.

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"On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims--with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive"-- From website.

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