National Poetry Month 2019

April is National Poetry Month!

Portland Public Library has organized a month-long lineup of engaging poetry readings and panel discussions for National Poetry Month. Join the celebration by attending one of these events and be inspired to celebrate poetry all year long!

Visit any of our PPL branch locations throughout the month of April and pick up a “Poem for your Pocket” to enjoy and share with a friend.

Check out this list of recent poetry titles added to the library’s catalog. For more information about National Poetry Month, visit

Upcoming Events:
Poets of Place: Wesley McNair Remembers Donald Hall & Jane Kenyon
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults In honor of National Poetry Month, Wesley McNair offers a recollection of his friendship with poets Donald Hall & Jane Kenyon. Using poems and personal anecdotes, he will show how he and his New Hampshire neighbors developed as poets of place.