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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. 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

Print Books

Featured Poet: Mary Oliver

Print Books (continued)


Poetry Collections

Literary Criticism