Category Archives: poetry

The Peckinpaugh Collection: From Connection to Inspiration

*Post written by Stacy Waters, an English 601 student, at the University of Southern Indiana. I recently went to Rice Library’s archives looking for a project topic, I selected the Peckinpaugh collection because it consisted of Civil war correspondence, family … Continue reading

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There’s a Poem in my Pocket!

In the midst of National Library Week, we have another day to celebrate! I have written a few blogs now on my love of poetry, so you can imagine how excited I am for National Poem in your Pocket day, … Continue reading

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There’s an App for That!

You know what I hear a lot about finding good poetry? That it’s just too hard to find. Sure, you can find the classic stuff by wandering through the library’s poetry section (if you can direct the Dear Reader to the … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Age of the Internet (Dial up or Facebook)

For National Poetry Month, let’s consider some poetic arts. I feel that people have a tendency to think of poetry as just old white guys whose writing you were forced to read in high school. Modern poetry is, I think, … Continue reading

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If you are a dreamer, do come in…

So begins April, National Poetry Month! And what better way to start than with kids’ books! Poetry is written for all kinds of people, and there are tons of great books and authors for kids of all ages and reading levels. … Continue reading

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