Happy Poetry Month!
This month begins FSU Libraries’ Year of Poetry, April 2018 – April 2019, an entire year of celebration dedicated to poetry in all of its forms and facets. Look out for events on campus that invite you to participate in exploring poetry creation and poetry enjoyment!
National Poetry Month is always in April, a reference to T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land*:
“April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.”
Listen to The Waste Land at Librivox.com
The beautiful book pictured is from Florida State’s Special Collections. It is Eliot’s Poems, 1909-1925, a first edition of the first collection of Eliot’s poetry to include The Waste Land, a disjointed and highly allusive work that is central to modernist poetry.
And come to Special Collections in Strozier Library to experience some historic poetry materials in person, like Eliot’s The Waste Land!
*Thank you, Jeff Hipsher, Service Desk Supervisor in the Scholars Commons, for this info.