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National Poetry Month: Home

A selection of Booher Library poetry books.


This LibGuide launched on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poetry has been the companion of humanity through many periods of hardship and it is our hope the books on this list will offer beauty, diversion, food for thought, and inspiration. Look for the box "eBooks" for titles Southwest students, faculty, and staff can read with personal devices while the physical library is closed. Have a poet or topic to suggest? Please email the librarians @ 

Many thanks to Dr. Claire Miller Colombo and Alyssa Stebbing, MDiv '22, for their assistance with this LibGuide.


Audio Books

For children (and grown-ups, too!)

On Writing Poetry

Southwest faculty, student, staff, and alumni works




Featured Poet: Mary Oliver

Books (con't)

Poetry Collections

Literary Criticism

Library Director