April is National Poetry Month
The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared. ~Tupac
Poem taken from The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur TEEN 811.54 SHAKUR
Here are some other books to help inspire the poet within:
Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson TEEN 811.54 NELSON
Can we correct an ancient wrong? Consider this question with a collection of poetry honoring the life of
eighteenth-century slave Fortune, whose body was donated to science upon his death.
Take the Mic: The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word by Marc Kelly Smith Teen 811.5408 SMI
Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this, "but felt apprehensive staring at the empty mic- or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (f that's where your muse leads you) - Back Cover
Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack Prelutsky J 811.54 PRE
Do you want to write poems but don’t know where to begin? This humorous book contains lots of
exercises, pointers and ideas to help you!