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Poetry Month 2021
To escape conversation to the Beast, get drunk
On space and light and the flames of skies;
The tongue of the sun and the ice that bites
Slowly erase the mask of the Kiss.
But the true voyagers are those who leave
Only to be going; hearts nimble as balloons,
They never diverge from luck’s black sun,
And with or without reason, cry, Let’s be gone!
-“The Voyage” by Baudelaire
April is National Poetry Month, and BiblioTech Public Library has some amazing resources to help you celebrate. This is the 25th year we have celebrated poetry in April. According to the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month was launched in 1996 and "reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters."
With your BiblioTech card, you can celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out one of the books on our cloudLibrary Poetry Month shelf, including classics like Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, as well as more contemporary books like one-time San Antonian Sandra Cisneros's Loose Woman. In our BiblioBoard collection, in addition to poems from Baudelaire like the one quoted above, you can find Poetry Outloud, a collection of amazing poems written by patrons and staff at our BiblioTech West location.
In addition to all of our resources, be sure to check out all the amazing virtual and in-person events going on all over San Antonio!