World Poetry Day

In recognition of World Poetry Day, Denver Public Library will be hosting a poetry reading Thursday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library in our Jaren Ducker Browsing Area (north of fiction).

Seven local poets will be out to read their work! So bring your lunch and drop on in, we'd love to see you!

In 1999 during their 30th session the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared March 21 to be World Poetry Day. In part because "[t]here is still a tendency in the media and among the general public to refuse to take the poet seriously. Action is needed to free ourselves in order to make this image a thing of the past and to give poetry its rightful place in society."1

Please join us at the Denver Central Library to celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21 with a reading. While you're here check out our We Explore display dedicated to Poets and Poetry located just off the escalators on Level 2. Or make your way up to the Western History/Genealogy department to checkout a book published by Juan Patraca, one of our readers!

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Another one of our reader's works are also now available in the Western History and Genealogy Department. Come in and take a look at Arturo Garcia's two titles La Carpeta Negra y Otros Cuentos and El Chincorro y Otros Relatos.

It was a really special event. I am so proud to have been a part of the inaugural Denver Public Library World Poetry Day event.

This was really great! Now I'm all geared up for National Poetry Month!!

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