April is National Poetry Month! For thirty days in Spring, thousands of U.S. schools, publishers, booksellers, poets and libraries participate in events that celebrate poety in all its diverse forms.
Why does this art form have such enduring appeal across all languages and cultures? There is no single answer to that question but research suggests that our brains respond to poetry in a similar way that we react to music. The rythmns inherent in poetry appeal also to humans' love of patterns.
Here are some poetry events at PCL that you won't want to miss!