National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and 2014 is special because it marks William Shakespeare's 450th birthday! The University Library is celebrating poetry, with a special focus on sonnets, in honor of the "Bard of Avon."

We invite you to come celebrate with us.

Poetry in the Library

Magnetic Sonnet Poetry

Magnetic Poetry

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Sonnet Contest

The English Department and the University Library are sponsoring a contest. Submit your original sonnet by April 7, 2014. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be invited to read their sonnets in the library on April 17 @ 10:20 a.m. Find out more about how to write a sonnet(pdf) using our handy worksheet.

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Mobile Poetry

To enjoy more poetry in your life see the National Poetry Foundation's free mobile app.


April 7Sonnet Contest Due

Due date for Sonnet Contest. Check the bottom of this page for more information.

April 17thPoetry Reading

10:20 a.m. in the University Library. Hear the sonnet contest winners as well as selections of favorite poems.