April is national poetry month, and we are celebrating by having a poetry themed Open Mic Night! Bring your favorite poems to read onstage or pick from the library’s poetry collection. Poets will take the stage in the Edge teen activity room on Wednesday, April 27 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
Get inspired by reading poetry written by teens like you at teenink.com or check out these YA poetry books:
Split Image: A Story in Poems by Mel Glenn
A series of poems reflect the thoughts and feelings of various people—students, the librarian, parents, the principal, and others—about the seemingly perfect Laura Li and her life inside and out of Tower High School.
You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys by Sharon Flake
Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant—and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he’s scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door—well, that’s a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.