–Shakespeare, As You Like It, III.iii
Since 1996, April has been National Poetry Month in the United States. According to the American Academy of Poets, which founded the celebration, the purpose of National Poetry Month is “to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern”
This year, on April 12th, President Campo will lead a special reading and discussion at the Library of a selection of poems spanning nearly 400 years:
- Sonnet 73, by William Shakespeare
- Adam’s Curse, by William Butler Yeats
- The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
- Several poems by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Library subscribes to two literature reference databases with concise and authoritative articles about the above poems and poets: Bloom’s Literary Reference Online and Literature Resource Center.
Dr. Campo holds a Ph.D. in English with a drama emphasis and taught English and theatre for many years at the College of Southern Nevada, Dove College, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His Romeo and Juliet discussion last year was a truly memorable event, and this year’s poetry discussion promises to be one you won’t want to miss. Media Services will tape the event and post it on the University website.
The poetry discussion will take place in the Library exhibition area on Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00. For more information on this and other Library literature events, contact Harold Henkel at 352-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.