Now that Spring has made it's debute, many of us are finding our days quickly filling up with sports, school events, outdoor exercising, and the ever fun spring cleaning. While the sun is staying out later, that does not mean that you find yourself with more free time, and maybe reading has taken a back burner to other activities and obligations. Never fear! The Library can help you find great titles that are also quick reads. Poetry is a fun genre to explore when you are short on time, or want to polish off a book in an evening. Poetry can cover all sorts of topics and emotions which can help you unwind, reenergize, or create a buring desire to fight for a new cause.
At WCPL, we have loads of poetry books in our Non-Fiction 800 collection. Check out some of our new titles such as: Publisher's Weekly bestseller, Above Ground, by Clint Smith. Smith's book of poetry explores the emotional rollercoaster of fatherhood and parenting, and gives insight into how to slow down in a fast paced world.
If parental poetry is not for you, try Amanda Gorman's book, Call Us What We Carry. Gorman, the youngest poet laureate in American history, explores the themes of identity, grief, memory, and what it means to be an American. This book also features her acclaimed poem, "The Hill We Climb" which she presented at the 46th Presidential Inauguration.
Still want help finding books? The Librarians at WCPL are ready to help you fall in love with your next favorite title. Come in and see us for more book recommendations.