National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in cultures.
The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, will join the celebration. Local poet Mary Makofske will read from her fourth book, “World Enough, and Time,” (Kelsay Books) on Tues., Apr. 25 at 6:30 p.m. This volume of poetry zeroes in on family and everyday events and then spirals out to the concerns of the world, from global warming to war to torture.
The Library invites the community to visit their new “Poets Corner” on the main level, which features a good selection of work from poets of the present and past. The area also features comfortable seating for spending some time with old favorites or to discover a new author. To register to attend a poetry reading call 986-1047, ext 3 or visitwww.alberwisnerlibrary.org.