Indie Booksellers Celebrate National Poetry Month

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April marks National Poetry Month, and booksellers across the country are sharing their favorite books and poems. Here are just a few of the many snapshots shared by booksellers:

Book Beat Detroit Poetry Month Display

Book Beat Detroit: “It’s National Poetry Month!! We’ve curated a full display for you, featuring Danez Smith, Layli Long Soldier, Tyehimba Jess, Mahogany L. Browne, Tarfia Faizullah, Ross Gay, Robin Coste Lewis, and plenty more. Stay tuned for #poetry content all month.”

Square Books Poetry Month Window Poem

Square Books: “Happy Easter and Happy National Poetry Month from Square Books! We’ll be posting a different poem to our front window every day in April, so be sure to check it out in person and on Instagram!”

Titcomb's Books Poetry Month Display

Titcomb’s Bookshop: “April is Poetry & April in Paris Month!”

Hickory Stick Poetry Month Event

Hickory Stick Bookshop: “Some shots from yesterday’s reading with the #NoNameWritingGroup! Copies of their anthology are available in our store now. Thanks to everyone who came out to support local writers during #NationalPoetryMonth!”

Changing Hands Poetry Month Display

Changing Hands: “We’re excited to celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth. Here are some staff favorites!”

Novel Memphis Poetry Month Pick, Whereas

Novel: “Staff pick alert: Celebrate #nationalpoetrymonth with WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier.”

Orca Books Poetry Month Display

Orca Books: “April is National Poetry Month! We have a great window display, and plenty more new and used poetry books in the store.”

Inkwood Books Poetry Month Typewriter

Inkwood Books: “In recognition of National Poetry Month, we put the typewriter out for a community Haiku test drive. Stop by anytime and take her for a spin!”

Strand Book Store Poetry Month Picks

Strand Bookstore: “Let’s face it: the world needs more poetry. Start here.”

Her Bookshop Poetry Month Picks

Her Bookshop: “Oh yeah, April is National Poetry Month! We have a tidy little selection of poetic offerings, including Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s latest (pictured here with other just-published collections from #indiepresses).”

Mosaic Books Poetry Month Pick

Mosaic Books: “Brand new poems from local author Laisha Rosnau. Support your local artists, check out this stunning collection!”

Village Books Poetry Month Gumball Machine

Village Books: “April is National Poetry Month! We’re celebrating by giving you 20% off poetry for all of April. Keep an eye on our calendar for other ways to wax poetic and show some love for poetry!”

Neighborhood Reads Poetry Month Sidewalk

Neighborhood Reads: “Our poetry contest begins today! Find the line of poetry written on a downtown sidewalk, identify it and stop into the bookstore to share and we’ll enter you in a drawing for a gift certificate today!”

Tattered Cover Book Store Poetry Month Display

Tattered Cover Book Store: “What are the kiddos reading for #NationalPoetryMonth?”