African American History Month begins today; on February 1 we also celebrate the birthday of Langston Hughes, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry.
Here is the last batch of acrostics written by staff members of the Los Angeles Public Library. It’s amazing how a simple exercise like this can add a welcome jot of fun to our daily lives.
Read on for the second batch of astonishing acrostics written by the bards of the Los Angeles Public Library!
At long last, here is the first batch of acrostic poems written by Los Angeles Public Library staff members. They are as charming and unique as the individuals that penned them. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the next two installments!
On July 4, 1855, the first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was published. Controversial at the time, Leaves of Grass is now acknowledged as one of the most important American collections of poetry.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the scrumdiddlyumptious poems created by Los Angeles Public Library staff members as part of our celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Thanks for sticking with us all the way to the dessert course!
As we head into Memorial Day Weekend and the feasting that often involves, consider this latest group of poems as your appetizer.
As part of our celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Los Angeles Public Library staffers were challenged to write a haiku or tanka poem about their favorite food. We unveiled the first group of haikus last Friday, and now it’s tanka time!
Last week we threw out a new poetry prompt for the month of May, asking Los Angeles Public Library staff to write a poem about their favorite food or dish.