Poetry has existed, in varied forms, as long as language itself has existed. Poems have been used to exhalt heroes, tell of epic journeys, express love, mourn, and perhaps most importantly, remind us that we are not alone. Celebrate National Poetry Month with these volumes of modern and contemporary poetry available now on Hoopla.
- Dream Work by Mary Oliver - Oliver has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit-to accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships.
- 100 Selected Poems by e.e. cummings - These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which cummings is famous.
- The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot - This collection brings together "The Waste Land," arguably T. S. Eliot's most famous poem, with the poetry originally published in "Prufrock and Other Observations" and "Poems (1920)." This collection of 25 poems in all will provide even the most serious of poetry readers with ample evidence of the genius of T. S. Eliot's work.
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur - Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
- Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong - Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"and very human subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia.
- Ariel by Sylvia Plath - This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, Plath's original manuscript-including handwritten notes-and her own selection and arrangement of poems.
- The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson - Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886-when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems-that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent.
- Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon - Bright Dead Things examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately "disorderly, and marvelous, and ours."